ascidian tadpole

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Noun1.ascidian tadpole - free-swimming larva of ascidians; they have a tail like a tadpole that contains the notochord
Ascidiaceae, class Ascidiaceae - sometimes classified as an order: sea squirts
larva - the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose
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The ascidian tadpole larva: comparative molecular development and genomics.
The neurobiology of the ascidian tadpole larva: recent developments in an ancient chordate.
Ascidian tadpole larvae and hydroid actinula larvae were found regularly in samples during spring and summer.
Further documentation of the cells in the nervous system of the ascidian tadpole larva will, however, require a dedicated study of the sensory vesicle, where at least 60% of the cells in the CNS reside [8].
A novel gene containing multiple EGF-like motifs transiently expressed in the papillae of the ascidian tadpole larva.