gonozooid


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gonozooid

[¦gän·ə′zō‚ȯid]
(invertebrate zoology)
A zooid of bryozoans and tunicates which produces gametes.
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Small colonies experienced significantly greater fitness costs in terms of colony survival, growth rate, and immature gonozooid production.
Table 4 Summary of multiple regression analysis of the effects of growth form and duration of contact between competitors on immature gonozooid production in colonies established 12-mm apart (t = 90 d) Coefficient P-value Constant +5.
Increase in gonozooid frequency as an adaptive response to stress in Campanularia flexuosa.
Colonies are gonochoristic and polymorphic, possessing specialized reproductive polyps, or gonozooids, on which the gametes are produced.
Survival, colony width and length (omitted at the 80-d interval), and the number of immature gonozooids were recorded.
Neither of these statistical models identified significant effects of slide position with regard to surface-area growth rate or number of immature gonozooids.