tunicate


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primitive marine animal having a saclike unsegmented body and a urochord that is conspicuous in the larva

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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.
Clavanins, [[alpha]]-helical antimicrobial peptides from tunicate hemocytes.
Taxa included Polychaetea, Oligochaeta, Maxillopoda, Malacostraca, Bivalvia, and Other, which included rare items including invertebrate eggs, fiatworms, and tunicate.
It houses some truly bizarre creatures, like the predatory tunicate, an organism that appears to be little more than a gaping, translucent mouth.
Cellulose nanofibers have been characterized and extracted from algae (Valonia) (32), wood (33), tunicate (34), sugar beet (35), brown algae (Oomycota) (36), bacterial and commercially available microcrystalline cellulose (13).
Aplidin(R) is an anti-tumor agent originally isolated from the Mediterranean tunicate Aplidium albicans and currently obtained by chemical synthesis.
Tetrahydroisoquinolone alkaloid 'Ecteinascidin 743' from Ecteinascidia turbinata, cyclic depsipeptides 'Dehydrodidemnin B' and 'Didemnin B' from Trididemnum solidum, cyclic peptide 'Vitilevuamide' from Didemnin cuculiferum and 'Diazonamide' from Diazona angulata are a few tunicate compounds in anticancer preclinical or clinical trials (Jain et al.
People in Korea, Chile, and elsewhere like to eat them, but tunicate researchers, who know the details of where tunicates live (tide pools and rocky sea beds) and what they eat (bacteria and algae), find it very difficult to partake," Carman said.
In January 2002, various species of algae, sponge, hydroid and tunicate colonies were scraped from the south jetty during an extremely low tide.
Aplidin(a) is a novel antitumour agent derived from the marine tunicate Aplidium albicans.
They can be as short as about a tenth of micrometers for cotton (3) and wood cellulose (4), or as long as several micrometers for tunicate or seaweeds such as Valonia (5).
Patrick Lemaire of the University of the Mediterranean in Marseille discussed his work on reconstructing 3-D embryo models from 2-D data on tunicate embryos.
Pseudoaheromonas tunicata, isolated from the surface of a tunicate showed antifouling activity against Balanus amphrite and Ciona intestinails larvae.
YONDELIS(R) was originally isolated from the marine tunicate Ecteinascidia turbinata.