Induction of Extra Claws on the Chelipeds of a Crayfish, Procambarus clarkii.

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In a crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, growth of an extra claw was induced by making a V-shaped wound in the proximal end of the propodus of the second and third chelipeds. Two nerve bundles were damaged by the wounding. Some type of extra growth developed on the propodi of 13 of the damaged chelipeds: a pair of extra claws (2 chelipeds), a pair of extra… (More)
DOI: 10.2307/1542775

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