Systemic bud induction and retinoic acid signaling underlie whole body regeneration in the urochordate
Morphological consequences for multi-partner chimerism in Botrylloides, a colonial urochordate
Allorecognition elements on urochordate
histocompatibility locus indicate unprecedented extensive polymorphism.
Conservation of the developmental role of Brachyury in notochord formation in a urochordate
, the ascidian Halocynthia roretzi.
A morphological study of nonrandom senescence in a colonial urochordate
1 A), and both phyla make up the sister group of the chordate phylum, which includes urochordates
, cephalochordates, and vertebrates (Castresana et al.
In Ciona intestinalis, the only urochordate
for which comprehensive functional and gene expression data are available, homologs of neural plate border specifiers Pax3/7, Zic, and Msx are expressed in the epidermal cells at the lateral edges of the forming neural plate.
species exhibit diverse forms, including free-swimming, sessile, and colonial.
Here we test the hypothesis that age of a specific developmental stage in the urochordate
appendicularian Oikopleura dioica Fol, 1872, can be predicted from the number of endostyle cells and temperature, thus serving as such a reference system.
Coexisteuce and possible parasitism of somatic and germ cell lines in chimeras of the colonial urochordate