Botrylloides leachii

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Botrylloides leachii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Tunicata
Class: Ascidiacea
Order: Stolidobranchia
Family: Styelidae
Genus: Botrylloides
Species: B. leachii
Binomial name
Botrylloides leachii
(Savigny, 1816)

Botrylloides leachii is a colonial tunicate of the genus Botrylloides. Its unique methods of propagation and regeneration make it an ideal model organism for use in biological study of development, immunology, stem cells, and regeneration.