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2011-02-10 15:49:20

Genetic research proves worm has evolved to be less sophisticated than its ancestors Evolution is not a steady march towards ever more sophisticated beings and therefore the search for the living "missing links" is pointless, according to findings published by a team of researchers led by Dr. Herv© Philippe of the Universit© de Montr©al's Department of Biochemistry. "Aristotle was the first to classify organisms "“ from the least to the most sophisticated. Darwin's theory...

2011-02-09 23:48:09

Two groups of lowly marine worms are related to complex species including vertebrates (such as humans) and starfish, according to new research. Previously thought to be an evolutionary link between simple animals such as jellyfish and the rest of animal life - the worms' surprising promotion implies that they have not always been as simple as they now appear. Although the marine worms Xenoturbella and Acoelomorpha are very simple animals "“ they lack a developed nervous system or gut...

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2009-09-23 09:59:18

In the most computationally intensive phylogenetic analysis to date, an international research team led by Brown University has found the first evolutionary branching for bilateral animals. The researchers determined that the flatworm group Acoelomorpha is a product of the deepest split within the bilateral creatures "” multicelled organisms that, like humans, have symmetrical body forms. Results appear online in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. When it comes to understanding a...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.