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statolith

 [stat´o-lith]
1. a granule of the statoconia.
2. a solid or semisolid body occurring in the labyrinth of animals.

statolith

/stato·lith/ (stat´o-lith) a granule of the statoconia.

statolith

(stăt′l-ĭth′)
n.
One of the small movable calcareous particles in a statocyst.

statolith

  1. (in plants) a solid inclusion within a cell, such as a starch granule, by means of which the position of the plant in relation to gravity is thought to be perceived.
  2. (in animals) a granule that stimulates sensory cells in a STATOCYST as the animal moves. see OTOLITH.

statolith

1. a granule of the statoconia.
2. see otolith.
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When these entered a lobster's ears and found their way into the statolith, he could control them with a magnet and fool the lobster.
7 mm/day in the 18-48 cm ML range (Araya, 1983), and good agreement exists between growth rates obtained from tag-recapture studies and those from statolith aging studies (Yatsu et al.
The influence of ration level on growth and statolith increment width of the tropical squid Sepioteuthis lessoniana (Cephalopoda: Loliginidae): an experimental approach.
It is also possible that some environmental stimuli, such as storms, temperature shocks, or unsuccessful attacks by predators, provide sufficient stress to induce check formation within the statolith microstructure (Arkhipkin 2005).
Foot muscle was used for these analyses because whelk stomachs were empty (see below) and the foot tissue could be removed without compromising the areas of the whelk body needed for statolith, radula, and gonad recovery (in support of ongoing studies that were the reason the whelks were cultured and maintained).
The use of tetracycline staining techniques to determine statolith growth ring periodicity in the tropical loliginid squids Loliolus noctiluca and Loligo chinensis.
Further studies should include the analysis of growth and age from mark readings on statolith sections, sampling of paralarvae and juveniles, population genetics analysis, as well as a continuous monitoring of catch samples obtained by the commercial fleet.
Statolith microstructure and maximum age of Loligo gahi (Myopsida: Loliginidae) on the Patagonian shelf.
Since changing the density of the external medium has no effect on the sedimentation of intracellular particles, these results are inconsistent with the statolith model but predicted by, and consistent with, the gravitational pressure hypothesis for plant gravisensing.
101 E LINKING THE STATOLITH CHEMISTRY OF APLYSIA CALIFORNICA TO WATERSHED DISCHARGE PLUMES ALONG THE OPEN COAST.
George (1995) studied the seasonal influences on statolith growth in the tropical nearshore loliginid squid L.