tunicate


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tunicate

or

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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From one to many and back again: A systemic signal triggers tunicate regeneration.
Various tunicate, gastropod, polychaete, and arthropod species were collected from four commercial oyster farms' floating docks and oyster bags in the Damariscotta River Estuary, ME (coordinates 44[degrees] 0' 58.
2015) Guidelines for the nomenclature of genetic elements in tunicate genomes.
Zhang, "An Early Cambrian Tunicate from China," Nature 411 (2001): 472-3.
Community-based monitoring activities paid off in 2010, when a volunteer organization detected the glove leather tunicate in Sitka, a discovery that resulted in an increase in spending on invasive marine species.
My term for it is the tunicate from hell," says Harris, professor and chair of the department of biological sciences at the University of New Hampshire.
But the tunicate genome's scrambled gene order could indicate that other organisms' genomes got and stayed that way without any pressure from natural selection.
Correlation between pigmentation and antifouling compounds produced by Pseudoalteromonas tunicate.
Roles of hydrodynamics and larval behavior in determining spatial aggregations in the tunicate Ciona intestinalis.
Ecteinascidins 729, 743, 745, 579A, 759B, and 770 potent antitumor agents from the Caribbean tunicate Ecteinascidia turbinata.
On the other hand thyroid hormone and receptor are not found in other invertebrates but are present in Ciona and could be related to the transition from tunicate tadpole to sedentary adult as they are in frogs' metamorphosis.