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Histological investigations of Dendrodoris nigra (Gastropoda, Nudibranchia, Dendrodorididae).

Waegele, Heike and Brodie, Gilianne D. and Klussmann-Kolb, A. (1999) Histological investigations of Dendrodoris nigra (Gastropoda, Nudibranchia, Dendrodorididae). Molluscan Research, 20 (1). pp. 79-94. ISSN 1323-5818

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The histology of the major organ systems (digestive, reproductive, nervous, circulatory, excretory and respiratory, as wdl as epidermis) of the nudibranch Dendrodoris nigra (Stimpson, 1855) arc described for the first time and the results are compared with those derived from other members of the Doridoidea. It is shown that some characters which have been used to differentiate the genus Dendrodoris Ehrenberg, 1831 from other doridoideans (i.e., retractability of gills, lack of hard structures in the anterior digestive system, presence of pericardial glands) are problematic when used for phylogenetic ,analysis. This is especially true when taking into consideration that little is known about details of these structures in the Doridoide, as a whole.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Depositing User: Gilianne Brodie
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2015 03:51
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2015 03:51

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