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Experientia

, Volume 32, Issue 8, pp 1047–1049 | Cite as

Muscular and nervous systems of the cubopolyp (Cnidaria)

  • B. Werner
  • D. M. Chapman
  • Ch. E. Cutress
Specialia Anatomica, Histologica, Embryologica, Carcinologica

Summary

New observations on the morphology, anatomy, asexual reproduction and metamorphosis of the formerly unknown polyp of the tropical Cubomedusae resulted in the conclusion that a new class Cubozoa must be established and positioned between the Scyphozoa and Hydrozoa. This conclusion could be confirmed by the histological investigation of the cubopolyp's muscular and nervous systems by light and transmission electron microscopy.

Keywords

Microscopy Electron Microscopy Nervous System Transmission Electron Microscopy Asexual Reproduction 
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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser-Verlag 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Werner
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • D. M. Chapman
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Ch. E. Cutress
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Biologische Anstalt HelgolandHamburg 50(German Federal Republic, BRD)
  2. 2.Department of AnatomyDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada
  3. 3.Department of Marine SciencesUniversity of Puerto RicoMayagüezUSA

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