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Publication Date

1961

Keywords

Cyclops; Strychnine--Physiological effect; Electricity--Physiological effect

Abstract

Cyclops, the intermediate hosts of parasites of higher animal~, particularly some tapeworms of fish, waterfowl, and some mammals is a comparatively simply crustacean. From the following it should become apparent that the Cyclops is, in fact, very complex, exhibiting physiological reactions similar to those produced in the mammal. This study will include certain observations of the physiological effects of strychnine and electric stimuli on Cyclops. The animal lacks a heart. Body fluid is circulated as a result of the rhythmic movements of its gut. For the experiments a clone of the species Eueyclops agilis was established. In a clone, all the offspring are from the same parents. Hence, further animals result from inbreeding. All the animals are thus, genetically similar and consequently ideal for experimental use.

First Page

267

Last Page

271

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