Effect of salinity change on early development in galeolaria caespitosa "(Polychaeta: Serpulidae)"

N. N. Tait, Damayanthi Atapattu, R. Browne

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Abstract

Although G. caespitosa is able to survive seawater dilution down to 60% seawater, oocytes released into 60% seawater are not viable. Despite this, a greater percentage of oocytes released into 60% seawater are induced to undergo prematuration (as indicated by the initiation of meiosis) than occurs in oocytes released into normal seawater. Unspawned oocytes in adult worms maintained in 60% seawater are protected from this osmotic shock despite equilibration of the osmotic concentration of the body fluids with the external medium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-486
Number of pages4
JournalMarine and Freshwater Research
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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