STUDIES OF THE BIOGENESIS AND CHEMISTRY OF THE ADHESIVE SUBSTANCE SECRETED BY THE CYPRID AND METAMORPHOSED STAGES OF THE BARNACLE-BALANUS.
Progress rept. Oct 68-Apr 69,
NEW YORK AQUARIUM BROOKLYN OSBORN LABS OF MARINE SCIENCES
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The objectives of this study are several. First, since little information exists in the literature concerning the morphology of the structures responsible for cement secretion in barnacles and its conduction to the points of attachment, those structures must be defined and clearly described. Secondly, since cement formation and conduction are apparently different in various barnacle species the histological and cytological characteristics of the cement secreting tissues must be examined and compared in order to fully understand the bio-synthetic and secretory mechanisms involved. This initial work is pre-requisite to the third objective, that of determining the bio-chemical pathway of cement synthesis within the tissues and fourth, its chemical nature.
- Anatomy and Physiology