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Preliminary results of luminescence control in isolated arms of Ophiopsila aranea (Echinodermata)
Mallefet, J.; Dubuisson, M. (1995). Preliminary results of luminescence control in isolated arms of Ophiopsila aranea (Echinodermata). Belg. J. Zool. 125(1): 167-173
In: Belgian Journal of Zoology. Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Dierkunde = Société royale zoologique de Belgique: Gent. ISSN 0777-6276, more
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  • Mallefet, J.; Dubuisson, M. (1995). Preliminary results of luminescence control in isolated arms of Ophiopsila aranea (Echinodermata), in: Schockaert, E.R. (Ed.) Proceedings of the First Benelux Congress of Zoology, Leuven, 4-5 November 1994. Belgian Journal of Zoology, 125(1): pp. 167-173, more

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  • Mallefet, J., more
  • Dubuisson, M.

Abstract
    Luminescence induced by KCl applications on isolated arms from Ophiopsila aranea (Forbes) is described. Light emission is characterized by a series of flashes whose maximal intensity increases as a function of KCl concentration. None of the neuromediators tested (adrenaline, noadrenaline, 5-HT, acetylcholine, carbachol, gaba, taurine, glutamate) induced the production of light. Our study requires further experiments in order to characterize the nature of the luminescence control mechanism of Ophiopsila aranea.

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