Autotomy as a prelude to regeneration in echinoderms

@article{Wilkie2001AutotomyAA,
  title={Autotomy as a prelude to regeneration in echinoderms},
  author={I. Wilkie},
  journal={Microscopy Research and Technique},
  year={2001},
  volume={55}
}
  • I. Wilkie
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Microscopy Research and Technique
‘Autotomy’ refers to the adaptive detachment of animal body parts where this serves a defensive function, is achieved by an intrinsic mechanism, and is nervously mediated. With regard to each echinoderm class, this article itemises those structures that are autotomous, evaluates the extent to which autotomy precedes regeneration in natural populations, reviews current knowledge of the morphology of autotomy planes and mechanisms that effect fracture at autotomy, and comments on autotomy‐related… Expand
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