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Non-indigenous ascidians in southern California harbors and marinas
Abstract Southern California's many large harbors form an important coastal ecosystem, yet they are also a␣major destination for thousands of pleasure craft and cargo vessels that have often traveledExpand
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Persistence and differential distribution of nonindigenous ascidians in harbors of the Southern California Bight
The Southern California Bight covers a region of about 300 km of coastline from northern Baja California to Point Conception. The present study includes ascidian species abundance data from 1994 toExpand
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The Biology of Ascidians
1. Fertilization and Egg Activation.- Structural and Molecular Investigations on the Egg Coat in Phallusia mammillata.- Analysis of the Self-sterility in Halocynthia roretzi.- Further Observations onExpand
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Rapid Assessment Survey for Exotic Organisms in Southern California Bays and Harbors, and Abundance in Port and Non-port Areas
In recent decades, the world has witnessed an array of harmful invasions by exotic marine organisms. To provide the public and policymakers with better information on the status of exotic species inExpand
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Historical introduction, overview, and reproductive biology of the protochordates
This issue of the Canadian Journal of Zoology exhaustively reviews most major aspects of protochordate biology by specialists in their fields. Protochordates are members of two deuterostome phylaExpand
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1. The spawning of Ciona intestinalis with respect to light was studied, using both white light and monochromatic light. 2. A one-hour dark-adaption period followed by exposure to light resulted inExpand
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Germ-cell warfare in ascidians: sperm from one species can interfere with the fertilization of a second species.
  • C. Lambert
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Biological bulletin
  • 1 February 2000
Ascidians (invertebrate chordates) are very abundant in many marine subtidal areas. They often live in dense multispecies clumps; thus, interspecific competition for space may be intense. AlthoughExpand
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Molecular properties of Tunicate DNA.
Abstract DNA's from primitive chordates, the ascidians (Class Ascidiacea, subphylum Urochordata) have been characterized. Base compositions were inferred from thermal denaturation profiles andExpand
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Ascidian eggs release glycosidase activity which aids in the block against polyspermy.
  • C. Lambert
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Development
  • 1 February 1989
To ensure normal development, most animals have evolved a number of mechanisms to block polyspermy including prevention of binding to surface coats as well as sperm-egg fusion. Ascidian sperm bind toExpand
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Ascidian sperm penetration and the translocation of a cell surface glycosidase.
  • C. Lambert
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of experimental zoology
  • 1 March 1989
Sperm bind to vitelline coat (VC) glycosides of ascidian eggs by means of a sperm surface glycosidase (Hoshi et al.: Zool Sci 2:65, 1985). In the genus Ascidia, N-acetylglucosamine (NAG) is the VCExpand
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