The ultrastructure of venom‐producing cells in Paranemertes peregrina (Nemertea, Hoplonemertea)

@article{Stricker1983TheUO,
  title={The ultrastructure of venom‐producing cells in Paranemertes peregrina (Nemertea, Hoplonemertea)},
  author={Stephen A. Stricker and Richard A. Cloney},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
  year={1983},
  volume={177}
}
The nemertean Paranemertes peregrina uses its long, eversible proboscis to capture nereid polychaetes. During prey capture, the glandular epithelium of the everted proboscis secretes a sticky venom that contains a potent neurotoxin. In this study, the ultrastructure of the venom‐producing epithelium is examined before and after capture of nereid prey. Four types of cells can be distinguished in the glandular epithelium, based on the shape and staining properties of their secretory products. The… 
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