GLUTATHIONE CONTROL OF THE SPECIFIC FEEDING REACTIONS OF HYDRA

@article{Loomis1955GLUTATHIONECO,
  title={GLUTATHIONE CONTROL OF THE SPECIFIC FEEDING REACTIONS OF HYDRA},
  author={William F. Loomis},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1955},
  volume={62}
}
  • W. Loomis
  • Published 1 October 1955
  • Biology
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
The fact that hydra feed exclusively on living animals was first described by Trembley in a classical memoir published in 1744. Trembley showed that hydra do not chase their prey, but wait passively for s m a l l aquatic animals t o swim up against one of their t en tac les (FIGURE 1). When th i s happens, the prey is immediately arrested and can only make ineffectual efforts to escape . Shortly thereafter, the capturing tentacle contracts, bringing the prey towards the mouth of the hydra which… Expand
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