Electrical responses of Stomotoca atra induced by an extract of Aequorea aequorea

@article{Schwab1977ElectricalRO,
  title={Electrical responses of Stomotoca atra induced by an extract of Aequorea aequorea},
  author={Walter E Schwab},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1977},
  volume={267},
  pages={701-702}
}
HYDROMEDUSAE swim by rhythmically contracting the circular swimming muscles located in the subumbrella. When species such as Stomotoca atra1, Sarsia tubulosa2,3, Proboscidactyla flavicirrata4 and Euphysa japonica2 are disturbed, either by electrical or mechanical stimulation of the exumbrellar surface, the tentacles contract, swimming stops and a tetanic contraction of the radial muscles causes an infolding of the bell margin (Fig. 1b). This protective response is called crumpling5 and is… CONTINUE READING