Central circuitry in the jellyfish Aglantha digitale IV. Pathways coordinating feeding behaviour.

@article{Mackie2003CentralCI,
  title={Central circuitry in the jellyfish Aglantha digitale IV. Pathways coordinating feeding behaviour.},
  author={George Owen Mackie and Roswitha Maria Marx and Robert W. Meech},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={206 Pt 14},
  pages={
          2487-505
        }
}
The hydromedusan jellyfish Aglantha digitale feeds on small planktonic organisms carried to the margin by tentacle flexions. During feeding, the manubrium bends across ("points") and seizes the prey with flared lips. In immobilized preparations, pointing to a source of electrical stimulation was accurate, 70% of the time, to within 15 degrees. Cutting experiments showed that the conduction pathways concerned with pointing and lip flaring are located in eight radial strands consisting of a… CONTINUE READING

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