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2013-05-28 15:36:14

Snail shells coil in response to an lopsided protein gradient across their shell mantles.

New Species Of Freshwater Snail Collected From A Spring In Greece
2011-11-02 03:45:08

A new minute freshwater snail species belonging to the genus Daphniola was found by a researcher from University of Athens (Canella Radea) in a spring covered by snow on Mt. Parnassos, central Greece.

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2011-03-08 09:25:26

A research study in which the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is participating has found evidence that suggests that the key to locomotion in snails stems from the animal’s complex muscle movements, and not from its mucus, as had been previously thought.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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