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The new type of living beings

November 4 2006
16:22

A new type of animal scientists have discovered by conducting genetic analysis of the mysterious chervepodobnogo being caught in the deep waters of the northern region of the Atlantic Ocean. The analysis reveals a lot about the predecessor of all chordates, as well as two related subtypes of Amphioxus and tunicates.

According to Leonid Moroz, a professor neyrozoologii Research Laboratory of Marine Biology Whitney at the University of Florida near St. Augustine, that this mysterious creature will help us learn about the distant past, there is a certain irony. Scientists have for a long time did not know how to classify an animal xenoturbella, found in the Baltic Sea about 50 years ago. There being no brains, guts and sex glands, which makes it a unique representative of the animal world.

Thorough analysis of the DNA xenoturbella first to show that humans and other chordates was one predecessor, which looked like it was on this creature, reported Kompyulenta citing Physorg

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