Wound healing and survival of beheaded chaetognaths

@article{Duvert2000WoundHA,
  title={Wound healing and survival of beheaded chaetognaths},
  author={M. Duvert and Y. Perez and J. Casanova},
  journal={Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom},
  year={2000},
  volume={80},
  pages={891 - 898}
}
The observation in natural conditions of headless chaetognaths with healed scars and ripe gonads led us to reproduce this condition experimentally. Histological sections were made on specimens of Sagitta and Spadella at different times after beheading. The muscles contract and the gut closes the wound, so that by the end of the first two hours, the body wall and gut ‘basement membranes’ are in continuity, so restoring the integrity of the body. After two hours, the muscular layer of the body… Expand
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