Hydra nematocysts in the flatworm Microstomum lineare: in search for alterations preceding their disappearance from the new host

@article{Krohne2019HydraNI,
  title={Hydra nematocysts in the flatworm Microstomum lineare: in search for alterations preceding their disappearance from the new host},
  author={Georg Krohne},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  year={2019},
  volume={379},
  pages={63-71}
}
  • G. Krohne
  • Published 17 December 2019
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Cell and Tissue Research
Nematocysts are characteristic organelles of the phylum Cnidaria. The free-living Platyhelminth Microstomum lineare preys on Hydra oligactis and sequesters nematocysts. All nematocyst types become phagocytosed without adherent cytoplasm by intestinal cnidophagocytes. Desmoneme and isorhiza nematocysts disappear within 2 days after ingestion whereas cnidophagocytes containing the venom-loaded stenotele nematocysts migrate out of the intestinal epithelia through the parenchyma to the epidermis… Expand

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