The B Vitamins Nicotinamide (B3) and Riboflavin (B2) Stimulate Metamorphosis in Larvae of the DepositFeeding Polychaete Capitella teleta: Implications for a Sensory Ligand-Gated Ion Channel.

Pechenik, Jan A.
Burns, Robert T.
Biggers, William J.
Scavo, Gia.
Lehman, Christopher.
2014

Marine sediments can contain B vitamins, presumably incorporated from settled, decaying phytoplankton and microorganisms associated with decomposition. Because B vitamins may be advantageous for the energetically intensive processes of metamorphosis, post-metamorphic growth, and reproduction, we tested several B vitamins to determine if they would stimulate larvae of the deposit-feeding polychaete... read more

Subjects
Larvae.
Metamorphosis.
Vitamins.
Tufts University. Department of Biology.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/010583
Original publication
Burns RT, Pechenik JA, Biggers WJ, Scavo G, Lehman C (2014) The B Vitamins Nicotinamide (B3) and Riboflavin (B2) Stimulate Metamorphosis in Larvae of the Deposit-Feeding Polychaete Capitella teleta: Implications for a Sensory Ligand-Gated Ion Channel. PLoS ONE 9(11): e109535. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0109535.
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