TitleNEUROENDOCRINE CONTROL OF EGG-LAYING BEHAVIOR IN THE NUDIBRANCH, ARCHIDORIS-MONTEREYENSIS
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsWiens, BL, Brownell, P
JournalJournal of Comparative Neurology
Volume344
Pagination619-625
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN0021-9967
Abstract

We describe a group of neurons with egg-laying bioactivity in the cerebral ganglia of an opisthobranch mollusc, the nudibranch Archidoris montereyensis. These cells, the intercerebral white cells (IWCs), share morphological, biochemical, and electrophysiological characteristics with the egg-laying neuroendocrine cells of two other molluscs, Aplysia californica (bag cells) and Lymnaea stagnalis (caudodorsal cells). The IWCs, comprising two superficial clusters of about 100 neurons each, were located immediately posterior to the intercerebral commissure in the cerebral ganglia. The somata of these cells were small (

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DOI10.1002/cne.903440410