Botrylloides leachi

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

Botrylloides leachi 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.

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