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The role of oesophageal rhythms in the behaviour of the Arenicola ecaudata Johnston.

@article{Wells1951TheRO,
  title={The role of oesophageal rhythms in the behaviour of the Arenicola ecaudata Johnston.},
  author={George P. Wells and E B Albrecht},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1951},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={
          51-6
        }
}
1. Arenicola ecaudata differs not only in structure, but in mode of life, from A. marina . Our results indicate that there are also great differences in behaviour physiology. 2. The brainless isolated extrovert of ecaudata traces a continuous, or nearly continuous, background of activity, upon which prominent spells of vigorous rhythmic contraction appear at intervals of the order of 30-40 min. Similar spells are sometimes shown by the corresponding preparation from marina , whose… 
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