branchial basket

branchial basket

[′braŋ·kē·əl ′bas·kət]
(zoology)
A cartilaginous structure that supports the gills in protochordates and certain lower vertebrates such as cyclostomes.
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2000) presented the role of elements of the branchial basket in teleost feeding, giving special attention to the lower and upper pharyngeal jaws and gill rakers.
This species belongs to the Didemnidae, a family in which zooids form two morphologically distinctive buds--a thoracic bud producing the new branchial basket and brain, and an abdominal bud producing the new gastrointestinal tract and heart.
listerianum forms one thoracic bud containing the branchial basket including the ganglion, and an abdominal bud that includes the stomach region (Fig.
The branchial basket in adult Diplosoma listerianum zooids possesses several zones of active cell proliferation (Fig.
Although none of these species have yet been sequenced, the six folds in their branchial baskets would suggest that all of them may be more closely related to the Woods Hole Molgula clade.