Transposon-mediated enhancer detection reveals the location, morphology and development of the cupular organs, which are putative hydrodynamic sensors, in the ascidian Ciona intestinalis.

@article{Ohta2010TransposonmediatedED,
  title={Transposon-mediated enhancer detection reveals the location, morphology and development of the cupular organs, which are putative hydrodynamic sensors, in the ascidian Ciona intestinalis.},
  author={Naoyuki Ohta and Takeo Horie and Noriyuki Satoh and Yasunori Sasakura},
  journal={Zoological science},
  year={2010},
  volume={27 11},
  pages={842-50}
}
The adult of the ascidian Ciona intestinalis has cupular organs, i.e., putative hydrodynamic sensors, at the atrial epithelium. The cupular organ consists of support cells and sensory neurons, and it extends a gelatinous matrix, known as a cupula, toward the atrial cavity. These characteristics are shared with sensory hair cells in the vertebrate inner ear… CONTINUE READING