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Distribution and structure of sub-cuticular glands in the copepod Temora longicornis

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 May 2009

N. J. Bannister
School of Ocean Sciences, University College of North Wales, Menai Bridge, Gwynedd, LL59 5EH Present Address: School of Biological Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT


The calanoid copepod Temora longiornis (Müller) has sub-cuticular secretory glands located on both the body and swimming legs. The glands are tri-cellular, consisting of a secretory cell (producing a proteinaceous secretion) opening through a cuticular pore, a collar cell surrounding the neck of the secretory cell, and a duct cell which lines the pore opening. The possible function of the secretion is discussed.

Research Article
Copyright © Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 1993

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