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An action spectrum for light-induced hatching of Artemia cysts
Van der Linden, A.; Blust, R.; Cuypers, K.; Thoeye, C.; Bernaerts, F. (1987). An action spectrum for light-induced hatching of Artemia cysts, in: Decleir, W. et al. (Ed.) (1987). Artemia research and its applications: 2. Physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology. Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on the brine shrimp Artemia. pp. 181-188
In: Decleir, W. et al. (Ed.) (1987). Artemia research and its applications: 2. Physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology. Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on the brine shrimp Artemia. Universa Press: Wetteren. 562 pp., more

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  • Van der Linden, A.; Blust, R.; Cuypers, K.; Thoeye, C.; Bernaerts, F. (1988). An action spectrum for light-induced hatching of Artemia cysts, in: (1988). IZWO Coll. Rep. 18(1988). IZWO Collected Reprints, 18: pp. chapter 22, more

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Keywords
    Artemia Leach, 1819 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Van der Linden, A.
  • Blust, R., more
  • Cuypers, K.
  • Thoeye, C.
  • Bernaerts, F.

Abstract
    The influence of light on the hatching induction of Artemia cysts is well known. Our objective was to determine the absorption characteristics of the responsible photoreceptor by action spectroscopy. The results suggest the involvement of a haemopigment located in the gastrula. Haematin, the haemopigment of the cyst shell is demonstrated to have a light-screening function towards the photoreceptor.

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