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Les structures sensorielles des pédicellaires croisés de l'Astéride de Marthasterias glacialis (Echinodermata)
Lambert, A.; Jangoux, M. (1986). Les structures sensorielles des pédicellaires croisés de l'Astéride de Marthasterias glacialis (Echinodermata). Ann. Soc. R. Zool. Bel. 116(2): 153-160
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
    Ultrastructure; Echinodermata [WoRMS]; Marthasterias glacialis (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Sensory structures

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  • Lambert, A.
  • Jangoux, M., more

Abstract
    Short scattered cilia occur on the jaws’ inner surface of the crossed pedicellariae of Marthasterias glacialis. They are rather thick cilia that arise from a slight epidermal swelling. Each of them includes a tight fascicle of microtubules running all along their length. These microtubules reach a peculiar dense lens-like structure located at the ciliary apex. The shape, position and fine structure of both the cilia and their supporting cells suggest that they are mechanoreceptive.

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