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Yoda, the wizened old Jedi master popularized in the Star Wars series of films, has been immortalized by scientists who have named a newly-discovered species of acorn worm in his honor.
The origin of the exquisitely complex vertebrate brain is somewhat mysterious.
An international team of scientists including Albert Poustka from the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin has discovered that Xenoturbellida and the acoelomorph worms, both simple marine worms, are more closely related to complex organisms like humans and sea urchins than was previously assumed.
Two groups of lowly marine worms are related to complex species including vertebrates (such as humans) and starfish.
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