Central neural circuitry in the jellyfish Aglantha: a model 'simple nervous system'.

@article{Mackie2004CentralNC,
  title={Central neural circuitry in the jellyfish Aglantha: a model 'simple nervous system'.},
  author={George O. Mackie},
  journal={Neuro-Signals},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 1-2},
  pages={5-19}
}
Like other hydrozoan medusae, Aglantha lacks a brain, but the two marginal nerve rings function together as a central nervous system. Twelve neuronal and two excitable epithelial conduction systems are described and their interactions summarized. Aglantha differs from most medusae in having giant axons. It can swim and contract its tentacles in two distinct ways (escape and slow). Escape responses are mediated primarily by giant axons but conventional interneurons are also involved in… CONTINUE READING

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