electric organ

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electric organ

an organ that is capable of giving an electric shock to any organism coming in contact with it, and occurring particularly in ELASMOBRANCH fish such as rays.
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Electrocyte numbers per organ varied between 1.1 and 6.2 x [10.sup.3], with a mean of 2.5 and an SEM o [+ or -] 0.19 x [10.sup.3], n = 28.
The organ consists of approximately 8,000-10,000 cup- or disk-shaped electrocytes arranged anteroposteriorly in series (Ewart, 1892; Brock et aL, 1953; D.
"Evolution has removed the ability of muscle cells to contract and changed the distribution of proteins in the cell membrane; now all electrocytes do is push ions across a membrane to create a massive flow of positive charge," said Lindsay Traeger, U-W graduate student and co-author of the study.
Eels' thousands of cells, called electrocytes, generate up to 600 volts of electricity--about 50 car batteries' worth of juice.
The effect of systemic training on plasma electrocytes, haematocrit value and blood sugar in Thoroughbred race horses.
Single electrocytes produces a sexually dimorphic signal in South American fish Hypopomus occidentales (gymnotiformes, Hypopomidae).
1:30 DISTRIBUTION OF OXIDATIVE AND GLYCOLYTIC ENZYMES IN ELECTROCYTES OF PHYLOGENTICALL DIVERSE SPECIES OF FISH.