In vivo study of microsclere formation in sponges of the genus Mycale (Demospongiae, Poecilosclerida)

  title={In vivo study of microsclere formation in sponges of the genus Mycale (Demospongiae, Poecilosclerida)},
  author={M{\'a}rcio Reis Cust{\'o}dio and Eduardo Hajdu and Guilherme Muricy},
Abstract. The process of microsclere secretion was examined in vivo through glass coverslip implants in three species of the genus Mycale from São Sebastião channel, southeastern Brazil: Mycale (Aegogropila) angulosa, Mycale (Arenochalina) laxissima, and Mycale (Carmia) microsigmatosa. All three species adhered well to coverslips and developed normally through at least 2 weeks. Similar experiments with different species (Cinachyrella alloclada, Amphimedon viridis, Haliclona melana, and Aplysina… 

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