Ascidian larval nervous system: Primary sensory neurons in adhesive papillae

@article{Torrence2004AscidianLN,
  title={Ascidian larval nervous system: Primary sensory neurons in adhesive papillae},
  author={Steven A. Torrence and Richard A. Cloney},
  journal={Zoomorphology},
  year={2004},
  volume={102},
  pages={111-123}
}
SummaryThe three anterior adhesive papillae of Diplosoma macdonaldi serve to attach the larva to the substratum at settlement. Each is a cup-shaped, epidermal organ with a bulbous axial protrusion. Approximately 50 sensory neurons (anchor cells) are distributed around the rim of each papillar cup within the epithelium. An axon from each passes within the wall of the cup to the base of the papilla and thence in the hemocoel to the visceral ganglion. Microvilli arising from anchor cells form a… 
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