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An Action Potential from the Motor Nerves of the Jellyfish Aurellia aurita Lamarck

Horridge, George Adrian

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So long ago as 1878, E. A. Schäfer demonstrated in Aurellia a network of bipolar and tripolar nerve cells the processes of which run in all directions, frequently coming close together at points which have been interpreted as synapses1,2. Using Holmes's method of silver staining, I have been able to confirm this histological picture; moreover, the fibres are similar to those of the through-conducting system in the mesenteries of Metridium3. These fibres can be seen clearly in living Aurellia...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorHorridge, George Adrian
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-14T04:22:09Z
dc.identifier.issn0028-0836
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/165045
dc.description.abstractSo long ago as 1878, E. A. Schäfer demonstrated in Aurellia a network of bipolar and tripolar nerve cells the processes of which run in all directions, frequently coming close together at points which have been interpreted as synapses1,2. Using Holmes's method of silver staining, I have been able to confirm this histological picture; moreover, the fibres are similar to those of the through-conducting system in the mesenteries of Metridium3. These fibres can be seen clearly in living Aurellia under phase-contrast or oblique illumination.
dc.format.extent1 page
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherNature Research (part of Springer Nature)
dc.rights© 1953 Nature Publishing Group
dc.sourceNature
dc.subjectJellyfish
dc.subjectAurellia aurita Lamarck
dc.subjectMotor nerves
dc.titleAn Action Potential from the Motor Nerves of the Jellyfish Aurellia aurita Lamarck
dc.typeJournal article
local.identifier.citationvolume171
dc.date.issued1953-02-28
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.nature.com/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationHorridge, George Adrian, Division of Biomedical Science and Biochemistry, CoS Research School of Biology, The Australian National University
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.identifier.essn1476-4687
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4348
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage400
local.identifier.doi10.1038/171400a0
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