Images: Bacterial Structures Induce Tubeworm Metamorphosis

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Adult tubeworm

Credit: Brian Nedved
Hydroides elegans is a tropical/sub-tropical tubeworm notorious for growing on the bottoms of ships and increasing fuel consumption of ships by increasing…Read More »

drag. The animals are amongst many marine creatures that rely on bacteria to go through metamorphosis. Now, new research has revealed syringelike structures produced by bacteria that induce this metamorphosis.   Less «
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