|Morphogenesis during molting of the setae in the statocyst sensilla of the mysid shrimp Neomysis integer (Leach, 1814) (Crustacea, Mysidacea)|Espeel, M. (1986). Morphogenesis during molting of the setae in the statocyst sensilla of the mysid shrimp Neomysis integer (Leach, 1814) (Crustacea, Mysidacea). J. Morphol. (1931) 187(1): 61-68. dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmor.1051870106
In: Journal of Morphology (1931). The Wistar Institute Press/Wiley: Philadelphia, Pa . ISSN 0362-2525, more
Morphogenesis; Setae; Statocysts; Neomysis integer (Leach, 1814) [WoRMS]; Marine
The morphogenesis of the setae in the statocyst sensilla of Neomysis integer was studied. Immediately before ecdysis, a new seta lies inverted between the enveloping cells. All of the nine enveloping cells, except the first one, secrete a well defined part of the new seta. The second, third, fourth, and fifth have a trichogen function; the sixth has a trichogen-tormogen function; and the seventh, eighth, and ninth enveloping cells have a tormogen function. It could not be established whether the dendritic sheath is replaced at molt. In the second and third enveloping cells, there is a differential secretion of cuticular material forming the wall of the distal part of the seta. As a consequence, this wall is not homogeneous. The possible role of this heterogeneity in the formation of the gutter-like apical part of the seta is discussed. A mechanism is proposed by which the pore develops at the transition between the midpart and the apical gutter-like part. Before ecdysis, the distal segments of the sensory cells are still connected with the wall of the old seta in the same way as during intermolt. No degeneration is apparent in the distal segments during preparation for the molt. These morphological findings suggest that sensitivity of the sensilla must be maintained until the moment of the ecdysis.