cirri


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cir·ri

(sir'ī),
Plural of cirrus.

cirri

(sîr′ī′)
n.
Plural of cirrus.
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Confocal microscopy permits resolution of individual cirri and, depending on reflectance and light scattering, includes their individual ciliary tips.
Early workers including Atkins (1937) and Dral (1967) suggested that cirri were important as "mechanical" filters or traps that moved particles onto the frontal surface of the gill filament for subsequent transport.
These earlier observations were based on traditional light microscopic lenses immersed in water (theoretical maximum resolution approximately 0.5 [micro]m) to observe particle interaction with cirri in isolated M.
While observation of cirral/particle interactions with the CLSM provides evidence for the role of cirri in the particle capture process, it does not provide the information under the normal water flow conditions expected in vivo.
We selected preparations where latero-frontal cirri, and frontal and lateral cilia were all beating.