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Ciona intestinalis / Oxycomanthus japonicus Organization

Ciona intestinalis

In addition to their unique evolutionary position as invertebrate chordates, ascidians provide a simple experimental system to investigate molecular mechanisms underlying development, reproduction, endocrinology, and physiology.
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Oxycomanthus japonicus

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Ciona Transgenic Line Resource-Shimoda
O.japonicus Resources

Echinoderms are one of the major phyla in deuterostomes and important for understanding evolution of deuterostomes. Sea urchins, sea stars and sea cucumbers have been studied as representative echinoderms because their high availability; however, these animals lost some characteristics of original echinoderms.
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Contact: Resource Center :Shimoda Marine Research Center, University of Tsukuba

Representative : Yasunori Sasakura