neuromast


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neuromast

(ˌnjʊərəˈmæst)
n
(Zoology) zoology any small sensory organ in fish or amphibians, consisting of a cluster of ciliated cells linked to nerve cells
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The smallest functional unit of the fish lateral line is the neuromast, a sensory structure that can stand out on the skin (superficial neuromast) or in the fluid-filled canals (canal neuromast) that usually open to the environment through a series of pores (Puzdrowski, 1989; Schmitz, et al., 2008; Bleckmann, et al., 2010).
Test of the mechanotactile hypothesis: neuromast morphology and response dynamics of mechanosensory lateral line primary afferents in the stingray.
Frontal squamation nomenclature follows that described by Hoedeman (1958), and the cephalic neuromast series are described according to Costa (2006).
2009), and neuromast cells have elevated expression levels of esr2 genes (Froehlicher et al.
Terminology for frontal squamation follows Hoedeman (1958); the E- scale was determined as that scale adjacent to the anteriormost neuromast of the posterior section of the supraorbital series.
Terminology for frontal squamation and the cephalic neuromast series follow Hoedeman (1958) and Costa (2001), respectively.
The other nine fibers were not modulated by ventilation; however, we were unable to determine whether this was due to the distant location of the neuromast from the operculum or to efferent inhibitory activity.
Each neuromast is composed of several hair cells that contain a bundle of stereocilia and a single kinocilium.
Nomenclature for the neuromast system on the head follows Scheel (1968) and Huber (2000) and that for the frontal squamation follows Hoedeman (1958).
Despite repeated searching with a good microscope and excellent lighting in 1986, when it was still relatively fresh, I could not detect laterosensory pores or neuromast papillae on the head of the holotype or other specimens of L.