Thursday, March 08, 2007

Sea Squirt Regrows Entire Body from One Blood Vessel

Sea squirt

Our closest invertebrate relative, the humble sea squirt, can regenerate its entire body from just tiny blood vessel fragments, scientists now report.

The entire regeneration process, which in part resembles the early stages of embryonic development, can produce an adult sea squirt in as little as a week.

via LiveScience

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