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A Criterion for Tolerance Investigations in Marine Sponges


IT has been known for some time that dissociated sponge cells will aggregate if submitted to the proper conditions1–3. Wilson1,2, and later Galtsoff3, carried out experiments using dissociated cells of Microciona prolifera and Hymeniacidon heliophila and they described the stages of aggregation and the effects of various factors on the process. Later, de Laubenfels4 found this regenerative power in other species of sponges.

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CANDELAS, G., CANDELAS, G. A Criterion for Tolerance Investigations in Marine Sponges. Nature 201, 101–102 (1964).

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