Dopamine and serotonin modulate the onset of metamorphosis in the ascidian Phallusia mammillata.

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Neurotransmitters play an important role in larval metamorphosis in different groups of marine invertebrates. In this work, the role of dopamine and serotonin during metamorphosis of the ascidian Phallusia mammillata larvae was examined. By immunofluorescence experiments, dopamine was localized in some neurons of the central nervous system and in the… (More)

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@article{Zega2005DopamineAS, title={Dopamine and serotonin modulate the onset of metamorphosis in the ascidian Phallusia mammillata.}, author={Giuliana Zega and Roberta Pennati and Silvia Groppelli and Cristina Sotgia and Fiorenza De Bernardi}, journal={Developmental biology}, year={2005}, volume={282 1}, pages={246-56} }