Transcription and translation inhibitors permit metamorphosis up to radiole formation in the serpulid polychaete Hydroides elegans haswell.

@article{CarpizoItuarte2003TranscriptionAT,
  title={Transcription and translation inhibitors permit metamorphosis up to radiole formation in the serpulid polychaete Hydroides elegans haswell.},
  author={Eugenio J. Carpizo-Ituarte and Michael G. Hadfield},
  journal={The Biological bulletin},
  year={2003},
  volume={204 2},
  pages={114-25}
}
Settlement and metamorphosis in most well-studied marine invertebrates are rapid processes, triggered by external cues. How this initial environmentally mediated response is transduced into morphogenetic events that culminate in the formation of a functional juvenile is still not well understood for any marine invertebrate. The response of larvae of the serpulid polychaete Hydroides elegans to inhibitors of mRNA and protein synthesis was examined to determine if metamorphosis requires these… CONTINUE READING