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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Ascidians (Class Ascidiacea), also known as tunicates or sea squirts, are marine invertebrates that are sessile suspension feeders and usually attached to a substrate.
In captivity, growth of loco juveniles and adults can be also supported by the razor clam Mesodesma donacium and the tunicate Pyura chilensis; however, the mussel M.
Eichhorn, "Elastic modulus and stress-transfer properties of tunicate cellulose whiskers," Biomacromolecules, vol.
From one to many and back again: A systemic signal triggers tunicate regeneration.
Fouling image class Image count Rock oysters 82 Kelp 272 Zebra mussel 220 Hydrozoan 116 Acorn barnacle 83 Algae 195 Finger sponge 119 Gooseneck barnacle 288 Christmas tree worm 222 Tunicates 228 Table 2: Hardware components.
(2015) Guidelines for the nomenclature of genetic elements in tunicate genomes.
(55) The most primitive group of chordates are the urochordates, or tunicates, that have a sack-like adult body that filters seawater through pharyngeal slits.
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.
The tunicate is a spineless marine animal that's better known by another name --sea squirt, which sounds like a cute little creature that might be the best friend of a cartoon mermaid.
Ireland, "Lissoclinolide, the first non-nitrogenous metabolite from a Lissoclinum tunicate," Journal of Natural Products, vol.
Yao, "Diving for drugs: tunicate anticancer compounds," Drug Discovery Today, vol.