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A Positive Chitosan Test for Spicules in the Anthozoan Order, Pennatulacea

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Title:A Positive Chitosan Test for Spicules in the Anthozoan Order, Pennatulacea
Authors:Shapeero, William
Date Issued:Apr 1969
Publisher:University of Hawai'i Press
Citation:Shapeero W. 1969. A positive chitosan test for spicules in the Anthozoan order, Pennatulacea. Pac Sci 23(2): 261-263.
Abstract:In the coelenterate seapen colony, Leioptilus guerneyi, two types of
minute spicules have been found; these give the characteristic chitosan tests indicative
of chitin. Chitin is essentially unknown in the Anthozoa. The definition of the
order Pennatulacea requires the addition of chitinous spicules to the calcareous
spicules already described for the group.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/3346
ISSN:0030-8870
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 23, Number 2, 1969


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