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Aphrocallistes vastus Trinity transcriptome
Sponges (Porifera) are among the earliest evolving metazoans. Their filter-feeding body plan based on choanocyte chambers organized into a complex aquiferous system is so unique among metazoans that it either reflects an early divergence from other animals prior to the evolution of features...
Data associated with Grant et al (MER) "Suspended sediment causes feeding current arrests in the glass sponge Aphrocallistes vastus"
Data associated with Grant et al (MER) "Suspended sediment causes feeding current arrests in the glass sponge Aphrocallistes vastus"Download
Bottom-contact trawling generates large, moving clouds of suspended sediments that can alter the behaviour of organisms adjacent to trawl paths. While increased suspended sediment concentrations (SSCs) are known to cause glass sponges to arrest filtration in lab studies, the response of sponges...
Reef-forming glass sponges are ecosystem engineers that provide habitat for a diverse assemblage of benthic marine species. Sixteen glass sponge reefs have recently been discovered at 100-200 m depth off the coast of British Columbia, Canada and are of conservation interest. Nothing is known of...