colloblast


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colloblast

[′käl·ə‚blast]
(invertebrate zoology)
An adhesive cell on the tentacles of ctenophores.
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Our evidence that catecholic amino acids are localized to the adhesive granules of Pleurobrachia colloblasts suggests a role for these compounds in colloblast adhesion and prey capture.
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Table A1 Pairwise Pearson's correlation coefficients (r) for colloblast microspectrofluorimetry spectra Tentacle Tentacle Albumin background pellet pellet Colloblast granules 0.664 0.939 0.475 Tentacle background 0.843 0.967 Tentacle pellet 0.702 Albumin pellet All pairs of spectra share some similarity, but the most similar pairs of spectra (highest values of r) from within the tentacle samples are colloblast granules and tentacle AcOH/CTAB extracted pellet, and tentacle background and albumin AcOH/CTAB extracted pellet (in bold).