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- n. Plural form of nematoblast.
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The CheCdx expression pattern in tentacle bulbs is thus compatible with a localisation in differentiating nematoblasts.
Nematocyte progenitors are localised in the proximal region of the bulb, near the bell margin, and the nematoblasts move during their differentiation towards the tentacle, where they maturate.
Nematocysts are produced by nematoblasts, or cnidoblasts, and are used for capturing and paralyzing prey or for defense.