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tunicate

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urochordate

any minute marine chordate of the subphylum Tunicata, containing the sea squirts. They feed by ciliary action and lack a NOTOCHORD, though one is present in the tail of the tadpole larva.
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the mashed sea squirt that once treated Hope Island's population), while each story validates the folklore surrounding its species.
Sea squirts such as these commonly grow on hard surfaces in shallow subtidal areas and are particularly prevalent in marinas.
A sea squirt, it turns out, uses its natal nervous system and brains in its earliest years solely for mobility purposes.
Although these sea squirt sequences were 33%-40% identical and 70%-74% similar to rat and human [P.
This substance (also called Yondelis), which is extracted from sea squirts, can be used as a chemotherapeutic agent.
The sea squirt with the questionable philosophy is Botryllus schlosseri, a colonial animal that looks deceptively like a small flower.
uk Invader species which are being targeted include harpoon weed, slipper limpet, Asian shore crab, creeping sea squirt, Australian tubeworm and Says mud crab.
Mussel fisherman James Wilson said: "The consequences of the sea squirt reaching the Strait would be disastrous.
But to understand why this study is fundamentally important, remember the lowly sea squirt mentioned in previous issues.
In fact, the cold, rubbery animal was a troublesome species of sea squirt that invaded the New England coast, probably from Asia or Europe, in the early 1990s.
While there is a highly annotated and complete database from the sea squirt, Ciona intestinalis, <www.
Another example is ecteinascidin 743, which has been extracted from the Caribbean sea squirt Ecteinascidia turbinata.