desmoneme

desmoneme

[‚dez·mə′nēm]
(invertebrate zoology)
A nematocyst having a long coiled tube which is extruded and wrapped around the prey.
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Tentacles usually five to six, bifurcated about middle, upper branch with terminal nematocyst cluster, lower branch terminating in an adhesive pad armed with stenotele and desmoneme nematocysts.
These light sensitive neurons are found integrated into arsenals that include the stinging cnidocytes as well as desmoneme cnidocytes, used to grasp prey, and sticky isorhiza, which help the hydra to summersault at 10cm a day.
A one-way ANOVA was used to analyze the efficacy of grouping desmoneme or eurytele measurements by clade or by salinity.
caspia has two types of nematocysts--euryteles and desmonemes (Fig.
For desmonemes, mean nematocyst length varied by 0.
In the tentacles of 2-4-h-old larvae four types of nematocytes, namely atrichous isorhiza (AI), stenotele (S), desmoneme (D), and microbasic mastigophore (MM), were observed.
05) to access the change in nematocyte composition of board tentacles from 2-4-h-old larvae to juvenile polyps Type of nematocyte Atrichous Stages isorhizas Stenoteles Desmonemes 2-4h-old larvae, 1-day-old larvae <0.
Nematocyst discharge in Hydra vulgaris: differential responses of desmonemes and stenoteles to mechanical and chemical stimulation.
1), with stenoteles (ST), desmonemes (DS), and heterotrichous microbasic euryteles (HME) sharing dominant percentages.
adspersus experiment, Nubble nudibranchs retained a significantly higher percentage of desmonemes (DS) than the Shoals population, and significantly fewer HME and holotrichous anisorhizas (HoA) (Fig.
Stenoteles and desmonemes predominate; only a few microbasic heterotrichous b-mastigophores with inclusions are seen.
The bulk of these cells are differentiating stenoteles, desmonemes, and microbasic [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE I OMITTED] heterotrichous b-mastigophores; only a few developing microbasic heterotrichous b-mastigophores with inclusions are found.