Our lovely animals

Ascidians belong to the phylum Chordata.
This means they are our close relatives.
We use Polyandrocarpa misakiensis (no English name) for our research.

Polyandrocarpa misakiensis


What is your first impression?
Can you believe that they are our relatives?

We are studying mechanism of bud development of this species.

Strange?  Go to the next page!

Ascidians are a good model for studying embryogenesis.
For an introduction to ascidian embryogenesis visit HERE.