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Flatworms Help Researchers Answer Evolutionary Questions

November 2, 2008

acoel flatworm New research produces insights into how bilaterally symmetrical animals evolved from ancestors that looked similar to jellyfish or corals. Full Story

University of Hawaii at Monoa

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