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Parameters affecting sensory and metabolic adaptations in Antarctic vertebrates and invertebrates
Entry ID: K022_1990_1991_NZ_1

Abstract: The sense organs of three species of Antarctic fish and Antarctic octopus, scallops and collembolans were fixed for electron microscopy. Pigmented spots around the oral cavity of nemertean worms, the lateral line tissue of two fish species and the spinal cord from Pagothenia borchgrevinki were fixed for microscopy. Retinal samples of 8 species of Antarctic fish, the Antarctic octopus and some ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-11-17
Stop Date: 1990-12-14
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LABORATORY Ancillary Description
Quality Most of the specimens were fixed, cut, examined under the light and/or transmission electron microscope and therefore no longer available. A few collected specimens are with the investigator at Jacobs University. In addition, lots of photographs (electron micrographs of eyes and other tissues of Antarctic fishes and crustaceans) are in his collection and a few until now uncut blocs of embedded tissue samples are also still available.
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Meyer-Rochow, V.B. Observations of an accidental case of raw sewage pollution in Antarctica. Zentralblatt für hygiene und umweltmedizin 192(6): 554-558, 1992.

Meyer-Rochow, V.B. Reid, W. Aspects of integumentary ultrastructure in Parborlasia corrugatus (Nemertini; Lineidae) with special emphasis on ciliary abnormalities. Jamaican journal of science and technology 3: ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24