Observations on the transport of sugars in the temperate holothurian, Cucumaria frondosa
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KRISHNAN, S. and SOLEMDAL, P. 1974. Observations on the transport of sugars in the temperate holothurian, Cucumaria frondosa. Fisk. Dir. Skr. Ser. HavUnders., 16: 171-176. Different views have been put forward regarding the function of the perivisceral fluid and coelomocytes in the nutritional transport of echinoderms. To obtain more information in this field an experiment was done with the temperate holothurian, Cucumaria frondosa, using carbon labelled glucose, fructose and sucrose. The results showed the main role played by perivisceral fluid in nutritional transport. The different organs such as the alimentary canal, respiratory tree, body wall and gonad showed differences in their uptake.
SerieFiskeridirektoratets skrifter, Serie Havundersøkelser
vol 16 no 5