The Flash-Triggering Action Potential of the Luminescent Dinoflagellate Noctiluca

@article{Eckert1968TheFA,
  title={The Flash-Triggering Action Potential of the Luminescent Dinoflagellate Noctiluca},
  author={Roger E. Eckert and Takao Sibaoka},
  journal={The Journal of General Physiology},
  year={1968},
  volume={52},
  pages={258 - 282}
}
The action potential which elicits luminescence in Noctiluca is recorded from the flotation vacuole as a transient all-or-none hyperpolarization in response to either local or general application of inward (bath to vacuole) current. Experiments were performed to determine whether the unorthodox polarities of both the stimulus current and the potential response resulted from uncommon bioelectric mechanisms or from special morphological features of this species. The findings all indicate that the… 
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