The histology of the gonads and development of the egg envelopes of an ascidian (Styela plicata lesueur)


  • This study was carried out at the Laboratory of Zoology of the University of North Carolina and the U. S. Bureau of Fisheries at Beaufort, N. C. I. am indebted to the Hon. Frank T. Bell, Commissioner of Fisheries, for the privilege of working at the Beaufort laboratory and to the director, Dr. H. F. Prytherch, and the staff for courtesies extended. The study was pursued with the helpful suggestions and constructive criticism of the late Dr. H. V. Wilson, until his death, and afterward of Dr. R. E. Coker. A portion of a dissertation accepted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the University of North Carolina.

  • Contribution no. 1. Department of Zoology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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