Such differences resulted from the disparity between copepod and appendicularian
Feeding mechanism and house of the appendicularian
The fate of discarded appendicularian
houses: degradation by the copepod, Microsetella norvegica, and other agents.
Here we use fluorescence confocal microscopy and BrdU labeling to provide the first quantitative analysis of appendicularian
notochord development and growth, including cell numbers and morphologies at different developmental stages.
Here we test the hypothesis that age of a specific developmental stage in the urochordate appendicularian
Oikopleura dioica Fol, 1872, can be predicted from the number of endostyle cells and temperature, thus serving as such a reference system.
The cultivation of an appendicularian
through numerous generations.
houses as sources of food, surface habits, and particulate matter in planktonic environments.
The remaining 5% of the zooplankton community was composed of cladocerans, ostracods, doliolids, polychaete larvae, medusae, fish eggs, ctenophores, salps, cephalopod paralarvae, bivalves, isopods, appendicularians
, pyrosomes, mysiids, heteropods and echinoderms larvae, stomatopods and cirripeds.
Evidence from 18S rDNA shows that the stolidobranch tunicates may also be closely related to the appendicularians
, which include the pelagic oikopleurid tunicates that build mucous houses (2-4).
Among holoplankton, chaetognaths and appendicularians
small copepods species, appendicularians
and cladocerans) while in shelf waters large zooplankters constitute their food (e.
6% were gelatinous and semi-gelatinous (jellyfish, siphonophores, ctenophores, chaetognaths, salps, appendicularians
, polychaetes, nemertins) and the remaining 0.