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By Thomas G. Honegger, Monika Füglister (auth.), Hitoshi Sawada Ph.D., Hideyoshi Yokosawa Ph.D., Charles C. Lambert Ph.D. (eds.)

Ascidians are the invertebrate workforce that gave upward push to vertebrates, therefore the biology of ascidians offers a necessary key to realizing either invertebrates and vertebrates. This booklet is the 1st to hide all parts of ascidian biology, together with improvement, evolution, biologically lively components, heavy steel accumulation, asexual copy, host-defense mechanisms, allorecognition mechanisms, comparative immunology, neuroscience, taxonomy, ecology, genome technological know-how, and nutrition technological know-how. The sixty nine articles that make up the gathering have been contributed through top ascidiologists from worldwide 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 ebook is a useful resource of knowledge from the most recent, such a lot complete experiences of ascidian biology.

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