Cloning by Ophiuroid Echinoderm Larvae.

  title={Cloning by Ophiuroid Echinoderm Larvae.},
  author={Elizabeth J Balser},
  journal={The Biological bulletin},
  volume={194 2},
Larvae of the brittle star Ophiopholis aculeata, common to the North Pacific coast of the United States, and an unidentified species of ophiuroid, collected from waters off the eastern coast of Florida, undergo asexual reproduction of the primary larva to produce a secondary larval clone. Generation of a secondary larva begins with the release of the larval posterolateral arms, which are initially retained by the settled juvenile. In O. aculeata, the released arms regenerate all the structures… CONTINUE READING


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