Porifera


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Noun1.Porifera - coextensive with the subkingdom Parazoa: spongesPorifera - coextensive with the subkingdom Parazoa: sponges
Parazoa, subkingdom Parazoa - multicellular organisms having less-specialized cells than in the Metazoa; comprises the single phylum Porifera
parazoan, poriferan, sponge - primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies
sponge genus - a genus of Porifera
class Hyalospongiae, Hyalospongiae - sponges with siliceous spicules that have six rays; choanocytes are restricted to finger-shaped chambers
phylum - (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes
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After the taste test, Swalwell sought feedback from Porifera regarding different ways federal government can be of better assistance to help small business growth and development.
Formulations 1 and 2 contained the full suite of 18 presence-absence factors for biogenic structures (15 sponge morphogroups [for abbreviations of these factors, see Table 1] and 1 term each for Porifera unidentified [U], all corals, composite [Co], and all bryozoans, composite [Br]) as well as the smooth terms longitude (Long.
The 12th International Symposium on Fossil Cnidaria and Porifera will address corals and sponges through time and space, during the reef crisis in earth's history, bio-mineralisation, coral growth, biostrome forming and reef building from a micro-to macro scale.
Chukchi n = 62 n = 30 Stomachs containing 92 93 invertebrates (%) Stomachs containing only 66 70 Taxon invertebrates (%) Invertebrates All Porifera All Polychaeta 5 17 Polynoidae 7 Nereididae, Nereis spp.
As per the report, for advancing the osmosis technology throughout industry and academia, Modern Water plc, Hydration Technology Innovations, Trevi Systems and Porifera have established the International Forward Osmosis Association (IFOA).
With recent advances in molecular systematics, biologists have been able to better resolve phylogenetic relationships within Porifera.
Inspired by the sponges' lightweight but impenetrable defense system, experts from Johannes Gutenberg Universitat (including Muller) and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research built a synthetic version of the creatures' spicules (tiny, prickly splinters) using calcite and silicatein-[alpha], a protein from siliceous sponges that catalyzes the formation of silicon dioxide (silica)--the main ingredient in Porifera spicules.
Squarepants is not, apparently, an actual aquatic, benthic sponge, member of the phylum Porifera, but rather a synthetic, square, bathroom sponge.
Few brittle stars could also be found clinging to Porifera with lesser structural protection, suggesting the presence of defensive chemical mechanisms.