The embryonic development of the olfactory system in Amphiprion melanopus (Perciformes: Pomacentridae) related to the host imprinting hypothesis

Arvedlund, Michael, Larsen, Kim, and Winsor, Heather (2000) The embryonic development of the olfactory system in Amphiprion melanopus (Perciformes: Pomacentridae) related to the host imprinting hypothesis. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 80 (6). pp. 1103-1109.

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Abstract

Development of the olfactory system in anemonefish embryos of the species Amphiprion melanopus was examined from day six post-fertilization, until hatching (day nine). An olfactory placode with receptor cells lining the epithelium and nerve axons from the placode into the olfactory bulb, was observed on newly hatched embryos. In addition, two different secondary bilateral receptor systems were found. These findings may firstly support the anemonefish host imprinting hypothesis, and secondly indicate that the ontogenetic timing of this imprinting mechanism occurs towards the end of the embryonic development.

Item ID: 24144
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 0025-3154
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2012 01:49
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960802 Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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