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Migration of Epithelio-muscular Cells in Hydra


RECENT reports have directed attention to the part played by connective tissue in the histogenesis and morphogenesis of epithelial tissue1. In Hydra the possibility that the acellular mesoglea influenced the differentiation of cells almost suggests itself. It is widely held that epithelio-muscular cells in the epidermis and digestive cells in the gastrodermis undergo a net movement down the body2 and change in certain cytological and physiological details as a function of the region in which they temporarily reside3.

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SHOSTAK, S., GLOBUS, M. Migration of Epithelio-muscular Cells in Hydra. Nature 210, 218–219 (1966).

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