coelenteron


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coelenteron

the digestive cavity in COELENTERATES which has only one opening, the mouth.
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At this stage, the blastopore was closed and there was no coelenteron (= gastrovascular cavity) observed in histological examination (Fig.
We could not ascertain whether infection occurs in the gonadal tissue or after the ova have been released into the coelenteron. But, as the anemones were kept in artificial (and so zooxanthellafree) seawater in sterile flasks, and as spawning occurred in air, we can be certain that the zooxanthellae were of maternal origin, and that infection occurs prior to release into the surrounding seawater and hence prior to fertilization.
Then, the larvae irreversibly opened the coelenteron in the aboral half of the bodies and achieved permanent attachment at the basal protrusion (Fig.