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Statocysts of medusae and evolution of stereocilia

Horridge, George Adrian


Ectodermal sensory cells of the statolith each bear one nonmotile kinocilium, and in some hydromedusae bear stereocilia which are defined as distinct from microvilli by having fibrillar rootlets. The progressive elaboration of stereocilia can be traced. A hypothesis in which jellyfish statocysts evolve from vibration receptors avoids the difficulty of the uselessness of incipient gravity organs. Comparative study suggests that the kinocilium or its basal body is the transducer.

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Date published: 1969
Type: Journal article
Source: Tissue and Cell
DOI: 10.1016/S0040-8166(69)80029-7


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