Number of anemone arms depends on how much food they eat

A new study into the starlet sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis) has revealed the number of tentacle arms they can grow throughout their life is determined by how much food they eat, which opens up interesting questions about the genetics of developmental biology.   In almost all animal species in the natural kingdom, the number of … More Number of anemone arms depends on how much food they eat

Secrets revealed as the giant squid gets genetically sequenced

For the first time researchers have fully sequenced the genome of the elusive giant squid. It has given us the first real chance of discovering the mysterious surrounding these deep-sea ‘monsters’. In 1857 the Danish naturalist Japetus Steenstrup was the first to link the elaborate tales of ships being dragged to the ocean floor, with … More Secrets revealed as the giant squid gets genetically sequenced