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Meet ‘Gandalf’ – a new amoeba species named after ‘Lord of the rings’ character!
Publicado em 12 fevereiro 2017
New Delhi: New species of animals, birds and insects have often been named after famous, renowned people before, but it is probably rare when something like a new species of amoeba is named after someone who is actually a fictional character. Yes, this did happen! Researchers have named a new amoeba species 'Gandalf', after the famous character from The 'Lord of the Rings' franchise – because the micro-organism resembles the popular wizard's hat. Thecamoebians are among the 30-45 lineages [...]