Number of notochord cells in ascidian tadpole larva

Value 40 Cells
Organism Ascidian spp.
Reference Matsumoto J, Kumano G, Nishida H. Direct activation by Ets and Zic is required for initial expression of the Brachyury gene in the ascidian notochord. Dev Biol. 2007 Jun 15 306(2):870-82 p.870 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID17459364
Comments The ascidian tadpole larva has exactly 40 notochord cells, of which 32 are designated the primary notochord, and 8, at the tip of the tail, as secondary notochord. keywords: Tunicata, urochordata, sea squirt
Entered by Uri M
ID 107084