The co-ordination of the protective retraction of coral polyps
The responses to electrical stimulation of a number of alcyonarian, zoanthid and madreporarian corals are described. All groups studied except gorgonids show extensive coordination over the colony. In Sarcophyton (Alcyonacea) the response is typically local at first but eventually a wave of polyp retraction can be made to spread over the colony. The astraeid corals and the alcyonarian Tubipora have over the whole colony a through-conducting system which has refractory and...[Show more]
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