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Development Of Cryptic Worms Provides New Insights Into Molluscan Evolution
2013-10-18 12:20:59

University of Vienna There are still a lot of unanswered questions about mollusks, e.g. snails, slugs and mussels. The research group of Andreas Wanninger, Head of the Department of Integrative Zoology of the University of Vienna, took a detailed look at the development of cryptic worms. The larvae of the "wirenia argentea" hold a much more complex muscular architecture than their adults -- they remodel during their metamorphosis. That's a clue that the ancestors had a highly complex...

Missing Link Mollusk In 3D
2012-10-04 07:10:24

[ Watch the Video: Virtual Reconstruction of Kulindroplax ℠Missing Link´ Mollusk ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What came first, shelled forms like clams and snails, or their shell-less, worm-like relatives? A small new fossil recently found in Great Britain may finally end the long-running debate about mollusks, one of life's most diverse invertebrate groups. An international team of scientists, including researchers from Imperial College...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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