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Environmental Effects on Life-History Traits of Polyp and Medusa Stages of Eleutheria dichotoma (Dissertation)

Aleksandra Danko, Maciej Danko, James W. Vaupel, Ralf Schaible; in Collaboration with Joanna Pijanowska (University of Warsaw, Poland)

This dissertation project investigates life-history responses to environmental stress in basal metazoans, which have a complex life cycle. The model organism is hydromedusa Eleutheria dichotoma. It has two main life forms: colonial, sessile polyp and non-swimming medusa.Detailed description

Research keywords: Ageing, Mortality and Longevity

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