You are not currently logged in.
Access JSTOR through your library or other institution:
If You Use a Screen ReaderThis content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
An Ultrastructural Study of the Nematocytes of the Polyp of Chrysaora quinquecirrha
Joseph W. Burnett
Vol. 12, No. 4 (Dec., 1971), pp. 225-230
Published by: Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1350909
Page Count: 6
You can always find the topics here!Topics: Electrons, Capsules, Jellyfishes, Bays, Stinging, Grants
Were these topics helpful?See something inaccurate? Let us know!
Select the topics that are inaccurate.
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Preview not available
The polyp of Chrysaora quinquecirrha (sea nettle) has two forms of nematocytes on the oral arms and upper stalk. A nematocyte with an unencapsulated thread and another containing an encysted heteroneme were observed. One or both of these structures were capable of producing a clinical sting in humans. The relationship of these structures with similar nematocytes present in sea nettle medusae is discussed.
Chesapeake Science © 1971 Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation