Tiny water flea also an environmental monitor

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 16:31 in Biology & Nature

When the water flea senses predators in its environment, it suits up, growing tail spines, a pointy helmet and other armor. Now, researchers have sequenced the genome of the water flea, providing hints about its shape-shifting ability and opening the door for environmental research using the crustacean as a model.

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