Stages in the post-hatching development of Aplysia californica.

  title={Stages in the post-hatching development of Aplysia californica.},
  author={Arnold R Kriegstein},
  journal={The Journal of experimental zoology},
  volume={199 2},
In order to study the development of the nervous system of the marine mollusc, Aplysia californica, it is necessary objectively to assess the maturity of individual specimens. This can be done by defining stages in the life cycle. The post-hatching development can be divided into four phases: planktonic, metamorphic, juvenile, and adult. These phases can be further subdivided into 13 stages on the basis of behavioral and morphological characteristics visible in living specimens: Stage 1, newly… CONTINUE READING
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