An experimental test of colonization ability in the potentially invasive Didemnum perlucidum (Tunicata, Ascidiacea)

@article{Kremer2009AnET,
  title={An experimental test of colonization ability in the potentially invasive Didemnum perlucidum (Tunicata, Ascidiacea)},
  author={Laura Pioli Kremer and Rosana M. Rocha and James Joseph Roper},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2009},
  volume={12},
  pages={1581-1590}
}
Exotic species invasions are one of the greatest threats to marine systems and ascidians have many characteristics that favor transport, colonization and establishment into new regions. Didemnum perlucidum is a widespread species that has been introduced into tropical ports around the world. Here we examine the colonizing ability of D. perlucidum by experimental use of artificial plates in a shellfish culture. The experiment comprised paired plates for colonization (bare and occupied) in 16… 

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