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The structure and function of fish and crustacean photoreceptors
Entry ID: K022_1978_1979_NZ_1

Abstract: Electroretinograms and intracellular recordings were conducted on the giant Antarctic isopod Glyptonotus as well as the common amphipod Orchomene plebs. Eye material from starfish, marine mites, isopods and amphipods, and dragonfish were analysed by gas chromatography to confirm the distribution of fatty acids in the eyes of surface and bottom creatures. Observations were made on peculiar minute hairs which cover the entire body of Glyptonotus and are only visible under high magnification. Ectoparasitic copepods and a blind and possibly primitive crustacean were collected from the underside of Antarctic starfish.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.9   S: -77.9   E: 166.75   W: 166.75

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-11-12
Stop Date: 1979-01-08
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start here with 1 in span in link 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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Country: New Zealand
Phone: +49 421 200 3242
Fax: +49 421 2000 4333
Email: b.meyer-rochow at jacobs-university.de
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Jacobs University
Faculty of Engineering and Sciences
PO BOX 750561
City: Bremen
Country: Germany
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Meyer - Rochow, V.B. 1978. Auf Entdeckengsreise im ewigen Eis - ein Biologe erkundet die Antarktis. Selecta 20: 3691-3694

Meyer - Rochow, V.B., Thompson, K. 1979. Leben unter extremen Bedingungen - Antarktische Algen in Asche, Scnee und 4000m Hohe. Mikrokosmos 68: 21-22

Meyer-Rochow, V.B. 1979. A rapidly self-regenerating photosensitive system in the eyes of Antarctic ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24

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