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Dataset Papers in Biology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 839671, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.7167/2013/839671
Dataset Paper

Longitudinal Observation of Japanese Lancelet, Branchiostoma japonicum, Metamorphosis

1Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, 1-3-1 Kagamiyama, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8526, Japan
2Department of Virology, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University, 1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 734-8551, Japan
3Center for Marine Environment Studies, Kumamoto University, 39-1 Kurokami 2-chome, Kumamoto, Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan

Received 4 April 2012; Accepted 8 May 2012

Academic Editors: M. Kurokawa, K. Terakado, and S. Tochinai

This dataset has been dedicated to the public domain using the CC0 waiver.

Dataset http://dx.doi.org/10.7167/2013/839671/dataset

Dataset

Dataset Item 1 (Table). Body lengths (mm) of studied living individuals measured with objective micrometer and culture temperature (°C).

  • Column 1: Days of Culture
  • Column 2: Date
  • Column 3: Temperature (°C)
  • Column 4: Individual Number 1 (mm)
  • Column 5: Individual Number 2 (mm)
  • Column 6: Individual Number 3 (mm)
  • Column 7: Individual Number 4 (mm)
  • Column 8: Individual Number 5 (mm)

Dataset Item 2 (Table). Body lengths (mm) of staged living individuals measured with objective micrometer on the date indicated which were selected from pooled culture in a container. In the table, M1 indicates thickening of secondary gill series; M2, bisection of secondary gill pores; and M3, pairing of gill slits.

  • Column 1: Premetamorphosis Stage on 27/09/2011 (mm)
  • Column 2: M1 Stage on 24/09/2011 (mm)
  • Column 3: M2 Stage on 24/09/2011 (mm)
  • Column 4: M3 Stage on 23/09/2011 (mm)
  • Column 5: Juvenile Stage on 8/10/2011 (mm)
  • Column 6: Juvenile Stage on 19/10/2011 (mm)
  • Column 7: Juvenile Stage on 29/10/2011 (mm)
  • Column 8: Juvenile Stage on 12/11/2011 (mm)

Dataset Item 3 (Video). Morphological change of Individual number 3 during metamorphosis from 17 September to 17 October. This video has been produced from 31 montage images taken one image every day by using Apple iMovie.