Studying Tunicata WBR using Botrylloides anceps

2021-10-01
Tunicates are marine filter-feeding invertebrates that can be found worldwide and which are the closest phylogenetic group to the vertebrates (Craniata). Of particular interest, colonial tunicates are the only known chordates that can undergo Whole Body Regeneration (WBR) via vascular budding. In Botrylloides anceps, a fully functional adult regenerates from a fragment of the vascular system in around two weeks after amputation. In this chapter, we present protocols to collect B. anceps colonies, breed them in the lab, monitor WBR and perform histological staining on cryosection sections.

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A. Karahan, Studying Tunicata WBR using Botrylloides anceps. 2021.