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neuromast

[′nu̇r·ō‚mast]
(vertebrate zoology)
A lateral-line sensory organ in fishes and other lower vertebrates consisting of a cluster of receptor cells connected with nerve fibers.
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adloji species group through the possession of a long and triangular anal fin in females, two to four parietal neuromasts and the presence of a black ventral margin in the pectoral fins of males (except in A.
In the TG fish in the present study, we found specific and strong GFP expression in tissues that other biosensor studies have not identified as targets for estrogen, including the heart, skeletal muscle, neuromasts, and otic vesicle/eye and otic vesicle/eye ganglions (Figure 2B, C).
It's not just that it describes a different quality of reality, but also that in place of just two eyes or ears this sense is fed by many discrete lateral-line organs, each of which in turn is composed of several neuromasts.
Its sensory line system is composed of short vertical canals containing single neuromasts, and of short U-shaped canals connecting pores of one skeletal element, or those of adjacent tesserae or scales.
Sub-lethal concentrations of waterborne copper are toxic to lateral line neuromasts in zebrafish (Danio rerio).
Fish pick up water movements--like the kicks of an insect just right for lunch or the whoosh of an incoming predator--through sensory cells called neuromasts.
With an eye towards homeland defense needs, engineers have also noted that fish through neuromasts or 'hairs' in the lateral line are able to sense very small changes in their watery environment that allows them to detect and track prey and to form hydrodynamic images of the environment.
marmoratus (Poey), with which they share the presence of four neuromasts on the posterior supraorbital series, a long anterior nostril, and a bony laminar ventral process on the fifth ceratobranchial; K.
The 125-[micro]M dose resulted in expression in epithelial cells of the developing skin, gill, olfactory organ, digestive tract, liver, pronephric ducts of the pronephros, and in the lateral line neuromasts (Figure 3).
Terminology for the arrangement of frontal scales follows Huber (1992), terminology for the cephalic neuromasts series follows Costa (2001).