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tunicin


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A cellulose-like fiber that makes up the matrix of the tunic that surrounds sea squirts. The genome of Ciona intestinalis (q.v.) includes a group of genes engaged in cellulose synthesis, and these evolutionary innovations may have arisen by horizontal transmission (q.v.) of genes from bacterial symbionts.

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