protochordate


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protochordate

(ˌprəʊtəʊˈkɔːdeɪt)
n
(Animals) any chordate animal of the subphyla Hemichordata (acorn worms), Urochordata (tunicates), and Cephalochordata (lancelets)
adj
(Animals) of or relating to protochordates
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In Scotland, the associated faunal list includes the protochordate Ainiktozoon loganense Scourfield and the agnathan Jamoytius kerwoodi White in addition to L.
JOHNSEN (1999): <<A Kazal-type trypsin inhibitor from the protochordate Ciona intestinalis>>, European Journal of Biochemistry, vol.
McRory & Sherwood [105] have reported that insulin and IGF have maintained separate gene lineages in both vertebrate and protochordate evolution and, thus has a distinct evolutionary history of more than 600 million years.
Induction of gamete release by gonadotropin releasing hormone in a protochordate, Ciona intestinalis.
Protochordate allorecognition is controlled by an MHC-like gene system.
Fitness costs of allorgeneic contacts in field-grown colonies of the protochordate Botryllus schlosseri.
Isolation and characterization of a protochordate histocompatibility locus.
Regeneration and post-metamorphic development of the central nervous system in the protochordate Ciona intestinalis: a study with monoclonal antibodies.
Alloimmune hieracrchies and stress-induced reversals in the resorption of chimeric protochordate colonies.
Protochordate Zic genes define primitive somite compartments and highlight molecular changes underlying neural crest evolution.