News tagged with worms

New hermit crab uses live coral as its home

A new hermit crab species can live in a walking coral's cavity in a reciprocal relationship, replacing the usual marine worm partner, according to a study published September 20, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by ...

dateSep 20, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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Fast-forward aging due to DNA damage

The heredity substance DNA is the blueprint of our life. Like an instruction manual it contains all the information needed for cells and the body to function properly. In the process, the DNA is always exposed to threats ...

dateAug 30, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Evolution of fan worm eyes

Scientists examining the multiple eyes found on the tentacles of fan worms have discovered they evolved independently from their other visual systems, specifically to support the needs of their lifestyle.

dateAug 01, 2017 in Evolution
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