ctenophore


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Related to ctenophore: phylum Ctenophora, Comb jellies

ctenophore

any marine invertebrate of the phylum Ctenophora, including the sea gooseberries, that moves by means of comb rows of cilia. They are sometimes classified with the COELENTERATES but more usually given the status of a phylum.
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We interpret this blue signal to be the general ctenophore tissue background fluorescence with PFA fixation.
Moreland, "The geneome of the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi and its implications for cell type evolution," Science, vol.
Shifting abundance of the Ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi and the implications for larval mortality.
Ctenophores have attracted considerable attention regarding their role in the evolution of nervous systems; yet we know little about their nervous systems due to limited electrophysiological data.
It is an evolutionarily conserved trait in animals, and there is evidence that this process is present in Cnidarians (like hydra) [1], Sponges [2], and Ctenophores (also known as comb jellies) [3], organisms located at the base of the animal phylogenetic tree.
To convert ctenophore biomass ([B.sub.ct]) into ctenophore abundance ([N.sub.ct]), we assumed an average individual mass of 0.36 g per ctenophore [23].
Houde, "The ctenophore Mnemiopsis in native and exotic habitats: U.S.
Better to live unlit and ostrich-like (a beached, unlikely survivor, the burier of an unhatched head), or as a ctenophore, invisible in the ocean's indifferent embrace, as a glassy swimmer never seen by the sun?
3:15 COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SWIMMING BEHAVIOR BY GELATINOUS ZOOPLANKTON IN ALTERED GRAVITY: EFFECT OF CTENOPHORE APICAL COMPLEX ON ORIENTATION
A week later I read in Darwin's Audubon Weissmann's tribute to a remarkable mind, "Gertrude Stein and the Ctenophore." Stein, he says, "changed forever the way we read the English language." Well perhaps.
One of the most intriguing examples of what might constitute sperm choice occurs in the ctenophore Beroe ovata (Carre and Sardet 1984; Carre et al.
Potential predation on fish eggs by the lobate ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi within and outside the Chesapeake Bay plume.