Mud blister worms make their homes in the shells of oysters and other shellfish, where they weaken their hosts.
June 3, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: biology shellfish worms calcium-carbonate aquaculture food-webs ecosystems invasive-species parasites zoology scallops abalone larvae
Led by Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Mansi Srivastava, a team of researchers is shedding new light on how animals perform whole-body regeneration, and uncovering a number of DNA switches that appear to control genes used in the process.
Tags: science-technology dna genes faculty-of-arts-and-sciences fas harvard peter-reuell reuell andrew-gehrke early-growth-response egr gehrke mansi-srivastava noncoding-dna regeneration srivastava three-banded-panther-worms whole-body-regeneration worms
A roundworm will spend up to 20 minutes just wiggling around looking for a snack in its immediate surrounding. But it's more strategic than it looks.
Tags: food memory worms brains science-and-technology
One in four people carry a parasitic worm. Now, reseearchers have sequenced the genomes of 81 species, which could help fight the global health theat.
Tags: worms parasites health-and-medicine immune-systems
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