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strobilation

(strō′bə-lā′shən)
n.
Asexual reproduction by division of the body into segments, as in tapeworms and jellyfish.
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strobilation

asexual reproduction by division into segments, as in tapeworms and jellyfishes (see EPHYRA, SCYPHISTOMA).
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Rates of development were not completely uniform between individuals, and in some cases a tentacle rudiment formed within 2 days of strobilation during the ephyral phase.
Scyphozoan polyps typically produce juvenile medusae by the process of strobilation, which can be induced in various ways.
Strobilation time about 7 days; easily induced with periods of chilling.
One example is the process of strobilation in symbiotic scyphozoans such as Mastigias (Sugiura, 1964) and Cassiopeia (Colley and Trench, 1985); these jellyfish produce ephyrae only in the presence of Symbiodinium.
bermudense were ultimately maintained in the endodermal cells and could stimulate strobilation. Therefore, the s ignals that stimulate phagocytosis could not be the same as those that maintain the symbiosis.
Strobilation of Chrysaora quinquecirrha polyps in the laboratory.
I counted the total number of exposed zooids on one side of each wedge, the number of those zooids undergoing strobilation, and the total number of larvae brooded by the nonstrobilating zooids.