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Bipinnaria Larva

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UPSC Civil Services IAS Main Written Exam 2012: Zoology Paper I
(b) Compare the tornaria larva of Balanoglossus with bipinnaria larva of echinoderm. Give reasons for including Hemichordata as a distinct phylum of invertebrates. (30).
Two macrophage migration inhibitory factors regulate starfish larval immune
These results indicate that ApMIF1 and ApMIF2 act as chemotactic inhibitory and stimulatory factors, respectively, and coordinately regulate mesenchyme cell recruitment during the immune response in starfish larvae.
Research boat scours South Whidbey shores for zooplankton, sea star answers
The purpose of this study will be to survey sea stars occurring below where scientific divers may survey at the bottom of the Salish Sea and Strait of Juan de Fuca, and to also collect and process bipinnaria larvae in zooplankton communities.
The Head Of A Starfish
By Day 2 the gut is complete and the larva is now known as a bipinnaria (top left). It has ciliated bands along the body and uses these to swim and filter feed on microscopic particles, particularly unicellular green flagellates (phytoplankton).
Common starfish
The early larval stage of the common starfish (called a 'bipinnaria' larva) is planktonic, transforming into a 'brachiolaria' larva before undergoing full metamorphosis and settling around 87 days after fertilisation.

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