gonozooid


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gonozooid

a specialized polyp in colonial coelenterates which bears the gonads (see GONOPHORE).
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After 90 d, differences in immature gonozooid production between 4-mm and 12-mm treatments were highly significant for all colonies except colony I (Table 3, Fig.
1%) of the variation in immature gonozooid production in 12-mm colonies (Fig.
Not only were instances of overgrowth attributable to colony morphology, but immature gonozooid production (and growth rate to a lesser degree) also varied as a function of the morphology of the competitors.
That is, with no growth limitations (as in the control treatment), the entirely mat phenotype would still exhibit significant immature gonozooid production, whereas the intermediate phenotypes, which react in this manner only in growth-limiting conditions, would not.
I explored two alternate explanations for the observed patterns in immature gonozooid production.
Indeed, greater immature gonozooid production was observed in more slowly extending mat and mat-like phenotypes (i.