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Amphioxus

Synopsis
This film has been made mainly from a series of photomicrographs, many of which are unique, of the living amphioxus, in combination with diagram animation. Demonstrates the role of the notochord in undulatory swimming and contrasts the ciliary feeding of the adult living in sand with the macrophagy of the planktonic larva. Development of larval specialisations and their replacement by adult adaptations are shown. At metamorphosis a transitory unspecialised form exists suggesting the kind of animal that might once have been ancestral to the vertebrates.
Language
English
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 33 min.
Year of production
1972
Availability
Sale (video - BUFVC)
Documentation
Accompanying bibliography by J E Webb.
Uses
Students of biology and zoology.
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
amphioxi; zoology

Credits

Director
Trevor A Scott
Producer
Trevor A Scott
Writer
J E Webb
Cast
J E Webb 

Production Company

Name

University of London Audio-Visual Centre

Notes
Closed down.

Sponsor

Name

Westfield College, Department of Zoology

Distributor

Name

British Universities Film & Video Council

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1503
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ
Notes
The BUFVC’s distribution library of videos and DVDs includes Samuel Beckett’s EH JOE! starring Patrick Magee, and two series of InterUniversity History Film Consortium films which make extensive use of archive footage. NB The IUHFC films have been digitised for free, online viewing by UK HE institutions - see British Universities Film & Video Council InterUniversity History Film Consortium Films (qv).
Name

Higher Education Film & Video Library

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac. External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1503
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
c/o British Universities Film & Video Council
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ
Notes
Catalogue available from British Universities Film & Video Council.

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