Light-sensitivity of isolated pigment cells of the sea urchin Centrostephanus longispinus

@article{Weber2004LightsensitivityOI,
  title={Light-sensitivity of isolated pigment cells of the sea urchin Centrostephanus longispinus},
  author={Walter Weber and Martin Dambach},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={148},
  pages={437-440}
}
SummaryPigment cells isolated from the epithelium of the sea urchin Centrostephanus longispinus display light-sensitivity in the same manner as in normal tissue. In complete darkness they have a round to ovoid shape. On illumination a successive extension of pigment-bearing processes can be observed. Darkness leads to a successive retraction of the pseudopodia. 
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