1500_15_Hemi+UroChordates

Species may have separate sexes but many are

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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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This note was uploaded on 08/03/2010 for the course BIO 1500 taught by Professor Pandolfi during the Winter '08 term at Wayne State University.

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