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Breeding of Ciona intestinalis from Wild type (closed colony)

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 Wild type (closed colony)

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 users : Use our web order form.

International users : Please contact us for international shipping of ascidians at the following e-mail address.

e-mail address

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

Representative : Yasunori Sasakura