For Mates to Fuse Bodies, Some Anglerfish Have Lost Immune Genes
For Mates to Fuse Bodies, Some Anglerfish Have Lost Immune Genes
In most vertebrates, the absence of adaptive immunity would be catastrophic, but in some deep-sea angler fish species, it enables their “wild” and “wacky” mating habits.
For Mates to Fuse Bodies, Some Anglerfish Have Lost Immune Genes
For Mates to Fuse Bodies, Some Anglerfish Have Lost Immune Genes

In most vertebrates, the absence of adaptive immunity would be catastrophic, but in some deep-sea angler fish species, it enables their “wild” and “wacky” mating habits.

In most vertebrates, the absence of adaptive immunity would be catastrophic, but in some deep-sea angler fish species, it enables their “wild” and “wacky” mating habits.

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