Sponge Biodiversity in Kerala and its Biotechnological Potentials

Thomas, P A and Sunil Kumar, P (2005) Sponge Biodiversity in Kerala and its Biotechnological Potentials. In: State Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for Kerala. UNSPECIFIED,(ed.) Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Kerala, India.



Animals which exist today may be classified under two categories; I) Protozoa or s ingle celled animals 2) Metazoa or multicellular animals. Metazoam in tum, may be divided into two groups: a) Diploblastic, with two germ layers (ectoderm and endoderm) and b) Triploblastic, with three germ layers (eetoderm, mesoderm and endoderm). I n sponges thcre are no layers as seen in diploblastic or triobl.astic or triploblastic groups, but the 'layers', in sponges, are made of loosely arranged cells which can even change their location at will.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sponge Biodiversity; Kerala; Biotechnology
Subjects:Marine Ecosystems > Sponges
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
ID Code:7243
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:01 Feb 2011 17:03
Last Modified:01 Feb 2011 17:03

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