Shunkina K.V., Zaitseva O.V. 2017. Monoamines and neuropeptides in Bryozoa: localisation and possible functions // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.14. No.1: 67–72 [in English].

Zoological Institute RAS, Universitetskaya emb. 1, St.Petersburg, 199034 Russia. E-mails:

ABSTRACT: Recently many data on distribution of common neuromediators in different bryozoan species were published. Based on the three species of freshwater bryozoans, we compare our results with those from other studies in attempt to understand possible role of each neuromediator (serotonin, FMRFamide, catecholamine) in the nervous system of Bryozoa. Serotonin appears to be responsible for feeding behavior and digestion, FMRFamide mainly participate in the muscles innervation and catecholaminergic cells could be mechanoreceptors.

doi: 10.15298/invertzool.14.1.10

KEY WORDS: bryozoa, nervous system, FMRFamide, neuromediators, serotonin, catecholamine, Lophotrochozoa.

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