Unformatted text preview: , but many are hermaphroditic. http://home.uchicago.edu/~egrey/images/S_montereyensis01_jpg.jpg TUNICATE diversity: Ascidiacea (sea squirts)
Social ascidians include species where genetically-identical individuals, or clones, that are vascularly connected to each other in some way. Each "zooid" or discrete unit has an incurrent and excurrent siphon. Social ascidians can reproduce both sexually and asexually. http://home.uchicago.edu/~egrey/images/Metandrocarpa_jpg.jpg TUNICATE diversity: Ascidiacea (sea squirts) TUNICATE
In Compound or colonial ascidians individual zooids are integrated in a gelatinous matrix to the extent of sharing a common excurrent siphon with neighboring zooids. These species often looks like blobs, but are actually hundreds or thousands of genetically identical individuals. Compound ascidians can reproduce both sexually and asexually. http://home.uchicago.edu/~egrey/images/Botryllus_dominant_jpg.jpg TUNICATE diversity: Ascidiacea http://www.ryanphotographic.com/images/J...
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- Winter '08
- Phylogeny, Tunicate, Ascidiacea, Ciona intestinalis, Hemichordata, TUNICATE diversity