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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 »

Getting into the world of tunicates : Part I

By | May 7, 2021

Tunicates or urochordates (appendicularians, salps and sea squirts) is a sub phylum of group of underwater saclike filter feeders belonging to phylum Chordata. The body of an adult tunicate is quite simple, being essentially a sack with two siphons through which water enters and exits. Water is filtered inside the sack-shaped body. Tunicates exhibit all… Read More »