Tag Archives: Ciona

Getting into the world of Tunicates – Part II

By | May 7, 2021

Tunicates are closest living relatives of vertebrates One of Charles Darwin’s most revolutionary idea was that all living things are related to one another (to different extents) through common decent (share common ancestors), connected to each other like branches of a huge “Tree of life”. So what can we expect at the root of this… Read More »

Classification of Animals

By | April 17, 2021

What is the need to classify organisms present around us??? “There are an estimated 1.5 – 1.7 million named species on earth (E. O. Wilson, 2001). Of these, invertebrates account for >99%. In reality there may be 13 620 000 species (or more) in total according to the Global Biodiversity Assessment”. 1) To give specific… Read More »