By H. Sawada,H. Yokosawa,C.C. Lambert

Ascidians are the invertebrate crew that gave upward thrust to vertebrates, hence the biology of ascidians presents an important key to figuring out either invertebrates and vertebrates. This booklet is the 1st to hide all parts of ascidian biology, together with improvement, evolution, biologically energetic ingredients, heavy steel accumulation, asexual copy, host-defense mechanisms, allorecognition mechanisms, comparative immunology, neuroscience, taxonomy, ecology, genome technological know-how, and nutrients technological know-how. The sixty nine articles that make up the gathering have been contributed by means of prime ascidiologists from around the world who participated within the First overseas Symposium at the Biology of Ascidians, held in June 2000 in Sapporo, Japan. For scientists and scholars alike, the e-book is a useful resource of knowledge from the newest, so much complete experiences of ascidian biology.

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