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On particle filtration by amphioxus (Branchiostoma lanceolatum)
Nielsen, S.E.; Bone, Q.; Bond, P.; Harper, G. (2007). On particle filtration by amphioxus (Branchiostoma lanceolatum). J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 87(4): 983-989. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315407053519
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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  • Nielsen, S.E.
  • Bone, Q.
  • Bond, P.
  • Harper, G.

Abstract
    We show in this paper that amphioxus (Branchiostoma lanceolatum) is capable of collecting sub-micron particles on its mucous filter. This is made by an endostyle in some respects simpler than those of tunicates, and that unlike the filters in tunicates, the strands of the amphioxus filter are sticky. It therefore does not act simply as a sieve.

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