tunicate


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Synonyms for tunicate

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

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Tunicates represent the closest phylogenetic relative of vertebrates (Delsuc et al.
2011) Evolutionary crossroads in developmental biology: the tunicates.
2001) and pelagic tunicates (Purcell & Madin, 1991), have the ability to make use of aggregation for reproductive purposes to maintain and/or increase their population density.
The tunicate genome also contains clues to the source of introns, chunks of DNA that are sandwiched between protein-coding parts of genes.
Guinez R, Castilla JC (2001) An allometric tridimensional model of self-thinning for a gregarious tunicate.
Styelins, broad-spectrum antimicrobial peptides from the solitary tunicate, Styela clava.
Finally, a 'perfect' square by Darryl Francis was reported in W88-80: rosetter overrule sequined eruptive tritical tunicate elevates redeless, all in Web3, except for redeless in Web2.
This means they don't have the dry and membranous outside scales that tunicate bulbs, such as onions and tulips, do.
There are no eyes at all on this predatory tunicate (above), collected in Monterey Bay's two-mile- deep canyon.
Taxa included Polychaetea, Oligochaeta, Maxillopoda, Malacostraca, Bivalvia, and Other, which included rare items including invertebrate eggs, fiatworms, and tunicate.
That "talking head" you just met is a strange creature called a predatory tunicate (PRED-uh-tor-ee TOON-uh-kit).
Although Hewatt mentioned in the text that colonial tunicates and sponges were generally common in some plots, he recorded in his tables only species that he claimed were the most common (the tunicate Aplidium californicum and the sponge Lissodendoryx firma), suggesting that he ignored less common colonial organisms.
It houses some truly bizarre creatures, like the predatory tunicate, an organism that appears to be little more than a gaping, translucent mouth.
Univacuolar refractile hemocytes from the tunicate Ciona intestinalis are cytotoxic for mammalian erythrocytes in vitro.