1887

oa African Zoology - The elimination of foreign particles injected into the coelom of the holothurian Cucumaria stephensoni D. John

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X

 

Abstract

The fate of foreign particulate matter injected into holothurians has received more attention than have similar phenomena in most other groups of invertebrates. The materials most commonly injected by these and other workers have been India ink and suspensions of carbon or carmine, though Millot (1950) injected iron saccharate into the body cavity of Thyone. More serious is the difficulty of determining the routes taken by laden phagocytes leaving the body, for the investigation relies of necessity on direct visual observation of dissected animals and of sections. Under such circumstances quite important migratory pathways may be overlooked and it is very difficult to assess the relative importance of different routes.

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1967-12-01
2019-10-18

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