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Morphological evidence that the molecularly determined Ciona intestinalis type A and type B are different species: Ciona robusta and Ciona intestinalis
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This study compared the morphology of specimens belonging to the two types of C. intestinalis and found that only type A specimens possess tunic tubercular prominences, allowing unambiguous discrimination. Expand
Developmental expression of glutamic acid decarboxylase and of γ‐aminobutyric acid type B receptors in the ascidian Ciona intestinalis
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Results from this work show that GABA is the most widespread inhibitory neurotransmitter in C. intestinalis nervous system and that it can signal through GABAB receptors both pre‐ and postsynaptically to modulate different sensory inputs and subsequent swimming activity. Expand
Teratogenic effects of two antifungal triazoles, triadimefon and triadimenol, on Xenopus laevis development: craniofacial defects.
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Comparing the anomalies caused by triazoles and by retinoic acid (RA) led to the conclusion that Triadimefon can affect endogenous RA content, as has been shown for mammals. Expand
Morphological Differences between Larvae of the Ciona intestinalis Species Complex: Hints for a Valid Taxonomic Definition of Distinct Species
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It is concluded that type A and type B are two distinct species that can be distinguished on the basis of larval morphology and molecular data and to raise both types to the rank of species and to assign them distinct names. Expand
Toxic effects of two pesticides, Imazalil and Triadimefon, on the early development of the ascidian Phallusia mammillata (Chordata, Ascidiacea).
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Toxicity tests on sperm viability, fertilization and embryogenesis of the solitary ascidian Phallusia mammillata were performed to evaluate the effects of two azole derivatives, Imazalil and Triadimefon, and Ascidians proved to be good models to study the toxic effects of pesticides. Expand
Dopamine and serotonin modulate the onset of metamorphosis in the ascidian Phallusia mammillata.
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A mechanism by which these neurotransmitters may modulate the timing of metamorphosis in larvae is proposed, which is possible to suppose that dopamine signaling delayed meetamorphosis while serotonin signaling triggers it. Expand
Ci-POU-IV expression identifies PNS neurons in embryos and larvae of the ascidian Ciona intestinalis
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The developmental expression of a homologue of POU IV genes, Ci-POU-IV, is described, which seems to be under the control of a common genetic mechanism in the evolution of a complex sensory system. Expand
First description of the serotonergic nervous system in a bdelloid rotifer: Macrotrachela quadricornifera Milne 1886 (Philodinidae)
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The serotonergic system of a bdelloid, Macrotrachela quadricornifera, is described using serotonin immunohistochemistry and confocal laser scanning microscopy and it is hypothesize that the neurotransmitter is involved in both motor activity and sensory activity. Expand
Effects of the azole fungicide Imazalil on the development of the ascidian Ciona intestinalis (Chordata, Tunicata): morphological and molecular characterization of the induced phenotype.
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Testing the effects of IMA on the development of the solitary ascidian Ciona intestinalis by treating two-cell stage embryos showed that this fungicide could affect the differentiation of the anterior nervous system, particularly of the sensory vesicle neurons. Expand
Serotonin localization in Phallusia mammillata larvae and effects of 5‐HT antagonists during larval development
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It is concluded that an appropriate level of 5‐HT is necessary for correct development and morphogenesis and a different key role for multiple receptors in modulating the morphogenetic effects of 5-HT is suggested. Expand
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