Marine epibiosis. III. Possible antifouling defense adaptations in Polysyncraton lacazei (Giard) (Didemnidae, Ascidiacea).

Wahl, Martin and Banaigs, Bernard (1991) Marine epibiosis. III. Possible antifouling defense adaptations in Polysyncraton lacazei (Giard) (Didemnidae, Ascidiacea). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 145 (1). pp. 49-63. DOI 10.1016/0022-0981(91)90005-H.

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Abstract

Polysyncraton lacazei (Giard), a colonial tunicate of the western Mediterranean, seems to be well-protected against epibiosis. Out of several thousand potential colonizers estimated, only one kamptozoan species, Loxocalyx sp., is found with some regularity (less-than-or-equal-to 21%) on the colonial surface. The results in this paper suggest the existence of overlapping mechanical, chemical and extrinsic adaptations with a good antifouling potential.

Document Type: Article
Research affiliation: Kiel University
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1016/0022-0981(91)90005-H
ISSN: 0022-0981
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2014 13:36
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2014 13:36
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/23189

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