Renewal of cell population is needed in the tunic of ascidians, as the tunic cells are involved in many biological functions. Tunic cells arethought to arrive by migrating across the mantle epithelium into the tunic from the blood lacunae or the mesenchymal space. Electronmicroscope observations show that the mantle epithelium of Ciona intestinalis shares some proliferative characteristics, releasing cells intothe tunic and thus providing an increase renewal of tunical cells in restricted zones of adult animals.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Structural Biology
- General Materials Science
- General Physics and Astronomy
- Cell Biology