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Ecteinascidia turbinata

(Ecteinascidia turbinata)

Description

Ecteinascidia turbinata, the mangrove tunicate, is a sea squirt species in the genus Ecteinascidia, which was described to science in 1880 by William Abbott Herdman. The cancer drug trabectedin is isolated from E. turbinata.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Ascidiacea
Order:Phlebobranchia
Family:Perophoridae
Genus:Ecteinascidia
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