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Breeding of Ciona intestinalis from Natural Populations

Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University;
Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo

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Development of Ciona intestinalis

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The Ciona embryo provides an ideal experimental system in the fields of evolution, development, genetics and genomics.

Breeding of animals from natural populations

Larvae metamorphose into jeveniles in plastic dishes.

Juveniles are raised in the laboratories (2 to 3 weeks).

Plastic dishes with healthy animals are fixed in plastic cages.

[Two or three months later]



Juveniles are raised in sea into mature adults.

Animals are sent to users.


Domestic Order

International order: For users living outside of Japan, please e-mail us.

e-mail address

Contact: Resource Center :Shimoda Marine Research Center, University of Tsukuba

Representative : Inaba Kazuo