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@ Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany

Sponge movie of the month - September 2009

Budding of our pet Tethya wilhelma at its best. Only 142 hours of the daily life in our aquariums. Just feed these tiny little juvenile sponges after detachment and they will grow... Watch the movie ...

Copyright by porifera.net lab, Conny Heer & Jörg Hammel; no unauthorised copying, distribution or broadcasting. Feel free to use it for teaching purpose.

If you are interested in bud development of Tethya wilhelma, check our recent article in Frontiers in Zoology:

Hammel JU, Herzen J, Beckmann F, Nickel M (2009) Sponge budding is a spatiotemporal morphological patterning process: Insights from synchrotron radiation-based x-ray microtomography into the asexual reproduction of Tethya wilhelma. Frontiers in Zoologie 6:19;


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