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A trochophore is a type of free-swimming planktonic marine larva with several bands of cilia. By moving their cilia rapidly, a water eddy is created. In this way ...

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Nov 26, 2008 ... Trochophore, also called trochosphere, small, translucent, free-swimming larva characteristic of marine annelids and most groups of mollusks.



In the life history of Nereis trochophore larva is seen. It is an unsegmented, small ciliated larva. It has a broad anterior end and a narrow posterior end.

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a free-swimming ciliated larva of several invertebrate groups, including many marine annelid worms, mollusks, brachiopods, and nemerteans. Origin of ...

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Jul 24, 2014 ... Trochophore larva ... Freshwater pearl mussel larva (glochidium) (Margaritifera margaritifera L 1758) - Duration: 1:01. Julius A. Ellrich 450 ...

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Trochophore definition, a ciliate, free-swimming larva common to several groups of invertebrates, as many mollusks and rotifers. See more.

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The small, free-swimming, ciliated aquatic larva of various invertebrates, including certain mollusks and annelids. [Greek trokhos, wheel (from trekhein, to run) + ...

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They share a distant common ancestor with the annelid worms, an evolutionary heritage suggested by their larval form, called a trochophore larva, found in all ...

Prototroch structure and innervation in the trochophore larva of ...


The prototroch and prototroch nerve in trochophores of two Phyllodoce species are described at the ultrastructural level and interpreted with reference to the ...

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Prototroch structure and innervation in the trochophore larva of Phyllodoce ( Polychaeta). Can. J . Zool. 64: 176-184. The prototroch and prototroch nerve in ...

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Structure and significance of Trochophore larva | Biology-Today.com


May 7, 2016 ... STRUCTURE OF TROCHOPHORE LARVA Life cycle of many Polychaetes ( Annelids) includes a free swimming trochophore larva. This larva is ...

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When these larvae hatch, each is a microscopic swimmer known as a trochophore larva, shown at right. The larva has two bands of cilia around the middle that ...

Trochophore concepts: ciliary bands and the evolution of larvae in ...


«Trochophore» is a term used in a strict sense for larvae having an opposed- band method of feeding, involving a prototroch and metatroch. Other ciliary bands ...