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Recruitment, early survival and growth of the Mediterranean red coral Corallium rubrum (L 1758), a 4-year study
Recruitment, early survival and growth rates of the precious Mediterranean red coral Corallium rubrum (L 1758) are poorly known. We examined these life history traits by means of artificial long-termExpand
Settlement and recruitment: The first stages in the life cycle of two epibenthic suspension feeders (Corallium rubrum and Anomia ephippium)
Abstract Studies on the population dynamics of the Mediterranean octocoral Corallium rubrum may prove extremely important for the conservation and management of this overexploited species. This studyExpand
Epibiosis of Scyphidia sp. (Ciliophora, Peritrichida) on Nerilla antennata (Archiannelida, Nerillidae)
Abstract The association between the peritrich ciliate Scypbidia sp. and a population of Nerilla antennata from the Livorno coast is reported for the first time. Some details of the epibiont'sExpand
Reproduction in Nerilla antennata O. Schmidt (Archiannelida Nerillidae): induction of spawning
Abstract Experimental research on the reproductive biology of the archiannelid species Nerilla antennata, carried out under controlled conditions, demonstrated the role of spermatophores in inducingExpand
Effects of mercury on the marine interstitial species Nerilla antennata (Archiannelida, Nerillidae)
Abstract Immediate and delayed effects of mercury on the marine sand dwelling annelid Nerilla antennata were studied. Short static tests were performed on embryos, juveniles, and adults usingExpand
GENETIC CONTROL OF SEX-RATIO IN A POPULATION OF NERILLA ANTENNATA O. SCHMIDT (ARCHIANNELIDA NERILLIDAE)
SUMMARY A study on the sex-ratio of a natural population of Nerilla antennata was carried out. The overall sex-ratio of the progeny from 57 pairs was 1:1, but 6 pairs showed an altered sex-ratio inExpand
TEMPORAL DISTRIBUTION OF MATING TYPES IN A NATURAL POPULATION OF EUPLOTES CRASSUS (DUJARDIN) (CILIATA HYPOTRICHIDA)
SUMMARY The distribution of mating types of Euplotes crassus (Dujardin) (Ciliata Hypotrichida) was studied in a small defined sandy area. In this area some stations were established in which sandExpand
Tubulin and the Complexity of Life
The tubulins are fascinating examples of biological complexity. These “brick proteins” polymerising, build microtubules. Microtubules in turn arrange themselves to form complex cellular structuresExpand