SEM Studies of Strobilating Aurelia

  • Dorothy B. Spangenberg
  • William Kuenning


Strobilation in Texas Aurelia provides a rapid, controlled developmental model for the study of morphogenetic changes in biological organisms. The Texas Aurelia polyps (scyphistomae) are induced to strobilate using thyroxine which initiates segmentation in the organisms in 2–3 days. The segments metamorphose into ephyrae in 3 days.


Gold Palladium Oral Disc Stage IlIa Thyroxine Treatment Radial Muscle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dorothy B. Spangenberg
    • 1
  • William Kuenning
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental BiologyUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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