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Study: Rare Deep-sea Starfish Stuck in Juvenile Body Plan

May 2, 2011

specimens of Xyloplax A team of scientists has combined embryological observations, genetic sequencing and supercomputing to determine that small, disk-shaped animals that once were thought to represent a new class of animals, are actually starfish that have lost the large, star-shaped adult body from their life cycle. Full Story

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