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2014-04-06 05:31:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of Japanese researchers has identified a new species of horseshoe worm, making it the 11th member of the phylum Phoronida and the first to be discovered in more than six decades. Horseshoe worms are worm-like invertebrates that live in the water and typically make their homes in rocks, bivalve shells and other hard and soft substrates. The “horseshoe” portion of their name refers to the appearance of their lophophores,...

2011-02-16 15:38:44

Scientists reorganise the animal phylogenetic tree 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. As a result they have made a major revision to the phylogenetic history of animals. Up to now, the acoelomate worms were viewed as...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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