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‘Weber's Glands’ and Respiration in Woodlice

Nature volume 166, pages 115116 (15 July 1950) | Download Citation

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THE view has long been held that certain tegumental glands in woodlice, known as ‘Weber's glands’, play an important part in respiration, and have been evolved in adaptation to terrestrial life. This conception appears to be wholly mistaken. It seems to have originated in a misreading of the literature, and although widely accepted there is little evidence of any real attempt to confirm it by direct observation.

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  1. Department of Zoology and Applied Entomology, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, S.W.7. March 17.

    • H. GORVETT

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