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La Cnidogenèse
Bouillon, J.; Massin, C. (1974). La Cnidogenèse. Ann. Soc. R. Zool. Bel. 104: 7-38
In: Annales de la Société Royale Zoologique de Belgique = Annalen van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Dierkunde. Société Royale Zoologique de Belgique: Bruxelles. ISSN 0771-5528, more
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Keywords
    Craspedacusta sowerbii Lankester, 1880 [WoRMS]; Marine

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Abstract
    This paper deals with the evolution of the cnidoblast into a cnidocyt of the cnidaria. The nomenclature of the different kinds of cnidocysts is given. The morphological and chemical variations of the cnidocyt and its cnidocyst are examined successively.1. Morphological variations: The cnidogenesis’ stages are described according to our observations on Craspedacusta sowerbii and compared with the descriptions of the literature. The different controversy points are discussed and a new hypothesis is proposed about the absorption of the external tubule in the capsule.2. Chemical variations: The chemical evolution of the cnidocyst is briefly examined.

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