Lecture 9 - Urochordata

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Jeanette will be presenting the following paper:

Valentine, P., et al. (2007) Ecological observations on the colonial ascidian Didemnum sp. in a New England tide pool habitat. JEMBE 342: 109-121, doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2006.10.021.

Click here for images of Didemnum vexillum at Sandwich Town Beach

Other readings from primary literature:

"Traditional concepts of chordate phylogeny have recently been in turmoil..." See review paper by Stach, T. (2008) Chordate phylogeny and evolution: a not so simple three-taxon problem. J. Zoo. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.2008.00497.x