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Zoologger: Unique life form is half plant, half animal

A newly discovered single-celled organism isn't an animal, isn't a plant, and isn't even a neat hybrid of the two
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Structure of world's largest single cell is reflected at the molecular level

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 days ago)

Biologists used the world’s largest single-celled organism, an aquatic alga called Caulerpa taxifolia, to study the nature of structure and form in plants. It is a single cell that can grow to a length of six to twelve inches. Read Post

Zoologger: Stealth millipede wears living camouflage

Biology / Zoology : New Scientist - Zoologger (3 years ago)

A newly discovered species of Colombian millipede wears moss on its back, in a bizarre partnership between creepy-crawly and plant Read Post

Hotspots for biogenesis of small RNA molecules in plant cells discovered

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

Throughout their life, plants form leaves and side roots. These two types of organs have something in common: their development is finely tuned by small regulatory RNA molecules, the trans-acting short interfering RNAs (ta-siRNAs). ... Read Post

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