Physalia physalis


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Physalia physalis

the Portuguese man-of-war, a jellyfishlike animal consisting of a complex colony of individual members that can inflict extremely painful stings.
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Phy·sa·li·a phy·sa·lis

(fī-sā'lē-ă fī-sā-lis)
The Portuguese man-of-war, a jellyfishlike animal consisting of a complex colony of individual members that can inflict extremely painful stings.
Synonym(s): Portuguese man-of-war.
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The findings presented here confirm that the voltage-gated [Ca.sup.2+] channel [beta] subunit [PpCa.sub.v][beta] previously cloned from the cnidocytes of the tentacles of Physalia physalis is expressed in those cnidocytes, presumably as part of heteromeric voltage-gated [Ca.sup.2+] channel complexes.
Taxonomic redescription of the Portuguese man-of-war, Physalia physalis (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa, Siphonophorae, Cystonectae) from Brazil.
Cloning, functional expression and localization of voltage-gated calcium channel subunits from cnidocytes of the Portuguese Man O'War, Physalia physalis. J.
Specimens of Chrysaora quinquecirrha (Desor, 1848) (Class Scyphozoa), Physalia physalis (Linnaeus, 1758), Porpita porpita (Linnaeus, 1758) Cladonema (sp.) (Class Hydrozoa), Chiropsalmus (sp).