branchial chamber

branchial chamber

a chamber or cavity containing the gills.
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Recent studies suggested that iron oxide encrusted bacteria hosted in the branchial chamber of R.
Changes in the oxygen tension of the branchial chamber were measured during a closure response.
Forelimb development in most anurans, including the ranids, occurs within the branchial chamber, under the skin.
Seven of the conglutinates in the posterior portion of the left gill were starting to ascend the oviducts toward the branchial chamber.
For pericardial sinus pressures, the catheter tip was inserted through a 1-mm-diameter hole drilled just posterolateral to the ventricle and on the same side of the crab where infrabranchial sinus and branchial chamber pressures were measured.
Gametes of brood oysters are fertilized at the ctenidia, and the embryos are released into the branchial chamber of females.
consolidatum filled most of and were tightly lodged within the host's branchial chamber, producing a characteristic bulge in the host's branchiostegite.
In the crayfish Procambarus simulans, the branchial chamber also appears to be the location of receptors that mediate cardiovascular responses to changes in salinity (Larimer, 1964).
Thereafter, the crabs kept the mouthparts sealed, isolating the branchial chamber.
Water enters the crab hypobranchial chamber through openings at the bases of the thoracic appendages, and this occurs as a result of negative pressure created in the branchial chamber by the pumping action of the scaphognathites (Arudpragasm and Naylor, 1964a, b; Hughes et al.
When the octolasmids inhabit branchial chambers of the crabs, they occupy space on the gills surface normally available for gaseous exchange and can severely impair host respiration (Hudson and Lester, 1994).