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'New electric eel species produces strongest animal shock'
Publicado em 11 setembro 2019
What was once known as a single species of electric eel is actually three different species, with one of the newly classified organism producing the highest voltage discharge of any known animal, according to a study. The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, offers new insights into the origin and production of strong electric discharges in fishes. Electric eels belong to the knifefish family, and are closely related to catfish and carp than to other eel families, the [...]
Tube-Dwelling Anemone Has Biggest Mitochondrial Genome Ever SequencedPublicado em 30 abril 2019The banded tube-dwelling anemone (Isarachnanthus nocturnes), a sea creature that resembles a prehistoric flower, now holds the record for the largest mitochondrial genome reported to date: the animal has 80,923 base pairs, compared with humans’ 16,569 base pairs. Mitochondria are double-membraned structures found in multitudes within the cell, outside the nucleus. They are responsible for energy production, and are sometimes called the ‘cellular powerhouses’ of living [...]ver notícia