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Title: Repeating rejuvenation in Turritopsis, an immortal hydrozoan (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa)
Authors: Kubota, Shin  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Keywords: rejuvenation
Issue Date: 20-Sep-2011
Publisher: Biogeographical Society of Japan(日本生物地理学会)
Journal title: Biogeography
Volume: 13
Start page: 101
End page: 103
Abstract: Repeating rejuvenation of Turritopsis sp. from medusa to polyp was observed 10 times, which is the most numerous number of such a reversal life cycle. Starting from a single immature medusa collected from Okinawa Island, southern Japan in May 2009 as a founder, every rejuvenated hydroid colony was continuously cultured for about two years, being kept separately in respective tank filled with fresh natural seawater (32 psu) at Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan in a running seawater system in the laboratory at 21-29 ℃ without strong natural sunlight which may induce algal growth on rearing vessels, and being fed mainly with Artemia nauplii.
Rights: © 2011 Biogeographical Society of Japan
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