Development of nervous systems to metamorphosis in feeding and non-feeding echinoid larvae, the transition from bilateral to radial symmetry

The development of nervous system (NS) in the non-feeding vestibula larva of the sea urchin, Holopneustes purpurescens, and the feeding echinopluteus larva of Hemicentrotus pulcherrimus was examined by focusing on fate during metamorphosis. In H. purpurescens, the serotonergic NS (SerNS) appeared simultaneously and independently in larval tissue and adult… CONTINUE READING