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

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

Chromosomal Evolution Advancement In Sea Cradles
2012-12-12 15:45:38

The study of chromosome changes arisen during species evolution is a current and intriguing topic that evolutionary biology proposes.

multiplacophoran reconstruction
2012-09-20 10:30:45

Using computer animation, CT scanning, and 3-D printing technology, researchers have reconstructed an ancient mollusk that inhabited the waters around modern day Ohio about 390 million years ago.

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2011-04-15 07:41:45

Using eyes made of a calcium carbonate crystal, a simple mollusk may have evolved enough vision to spot potential predators, scientists say.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.