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Macrocilia with numerous shafts from the lips of the ctenophore Beroe

Horridge, George Adrian


The maerocilia are 6 to 10 /xm thick and 50 to 60 jam long. Each consists of 2000 to 3000 shafts, of the typical 9 + 2 pattern, which are arranged in a hexagonal array within a single membrane. The whole macrocilium beats like a single cilium, inward with reference to the mouth, and with antiplectic metachronal waves. Isolated macrocilia, when cut off, oscillate in one plane by a symmetrical bending movement at the middle. Cross-connexions lie between nearby fibrils of adjacent shafts in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1965-05-18
Type: Journal article
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.1965.0043


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