A New Type of the Manifestation of Colony Specificity in the Compound Ascidian , Botrylloides violaceus Oka '

@inproceedings{Hirose1988ANT,
  title={A New Type of the Manifestation of Colony Specificity in the Compound Ascidian , Botrylloides violaceus Oka '},
  author={Euichi Hirose and Yasunori Saito and Hiroshi Watanabe},
  year={1988}
}
A new type ofcobony specificity (= albogeneic recognition) is shown for Botryioides violaceus. All bo tryllid ascidians previously studied for colony specificity show albo-recognition reactions, manifested as fusion or nonfusion (rejection), both at the colonial margin (=growing edge) andatthecutsurface. By contrast abbo recognition in Botryioides violaceus is absent at the cut surface, but present at the growing edge. Juxtaposition of cut surfaces resulted in fusion of the colonies regardless… CONTINUE READING