Fastest-Ever Cell Contractions Observed in Primitive Invertebrate
Fastest-Ever Cell Contractions Observed in Primitive Invertebrate
The microscopic marine animal Trichoplax adhaerens may use rapid changes in cell shape to avoid being ripped apart by forces in the ocean.
Fastest-Ever Cell Contractions Observed in Primitive Invertebrate
Fastest-Ever Cell Contractions Observed in Primitive Invertebrate

The microscopic marine animal Trichoplax adhaerens may use rapid changes in cell shape to avoid being ripped apart by forces in the ocean.

The microscopic marine animal Trichoplax adhaerens may use rapid changes in cell shape to avoid being ripped apart by forces in the ocean.

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