Induction of metamorphosis in Hermissenda crassicornis larvae (Molluscs: Nudibranchia) by GABA, choline and serotonin

@article{vila1996InductionOM,
  title={Induction of metamorphosis in Hermissenda crassicornis larvae (Molluscs: Nudibranchia) by GABA, choline and serotonin},
  author={C. {\'A}vila and C. T. Tamse and A. Kuzirian},
  journal={Invertebrate Reproduction \& Development},
  year={1996},
  volume={29},
  pages={127-141}
}
Summary The nudibranch mollusc Hermissenda crassicornis is currently used as a biomedical model in neurobiological studies. It possesses planktotrophic larvae which metamorphose in the laboratory in the presence of the hydroid Tubularia crocea in yields of about 2–5% (Tamse et al., 1990). This study presents evidence that artificial metamorphic inducers such as GABA (γ-aminobutyric acid), choline, and serotonin (alone or combined with the natural inducer T. crocea), can be used to improve the… Expand
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