Novel photoreception system in sponges? Unique transmission properties of the stalk spicules from the hexactinellid Hyalonemasieboldi.

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Sponges (phylum Porifera) of the classes Hexactinellida and Demospongiae possess a skeleton composed of siliceous spicules, which are synthesized enzymatically. The longest spicules are found among the Hexactinellida, with the stalk spicules (length: 30 cm; diameter: 300 microm) of Hyalonema sieboldi as prominent examples. These spicules are constructed… (More)

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@article{Mller2006NovelPS, title={Novel photoreception system in sponges? Unique transmission properties of the stalk spicules from the hexactinellid Hyalonemasieboldi.}, author={Werner E G M{\"u}ller and Klaus Wilhelm Wendt and Christopher Geppert and Matthias Wiens and Andreas Reiber and Heinz C. Schr{\"o}der}, journal={Biosensors & bioelectronics}, year={2006}, volume={21 7}, pages={1149-55} }