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Characterization of acetylcholine-induced luminescence in Amphipholis squamata (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea)
De Bremaeker, N.; Baguet, F.; Mallefet, J. (1999). Characterization of acetylcholine-induced luminescence in Amphipholis squamata (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea). Belg. J. Zool. 129(2): 353-362
In: Belgian Journal of Zoology. Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Dierkunde = Société royale zoologique de Belgique: Gent. ISSN 0777-6276, more
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    Luminescence; Neurotransmitters; Amphipholis squamata (Delle Chiaje, 1828) [WoRMS]; Echinodermata [WoRMS]; Ophiuroidea [WoRMS]; ANE, France, Normandie, Langrune-sur-Mer [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • De Bremaeker, N.
  • Baguet, F., more
  • Mallefet, J., more

    Amphipholis squamata is a lumiscent polychromatic ophiurid species. The population from Normandy (France) exhibits six different coloration patterns (orange, beige, dark brown, grey, spotted and black). Each variety of ophiuroid exhibits a different pattern and intensity of luminescence as induced by acetylcholine. The luminescence of dark brown and of black specimens was investigated over six months. A significantly higher intensity of luminescence was observed in February for both varieties.

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