Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Again the Scientists are Surprised...

By the Complexity of Seeming Less Evolved Animals

A husband and wife research team at the University of Richmond has discovered that marine sponges, long considered some of the most primitive creatures on the planet, carry a sophisticated gene that in other animals controls the growth of eyes, brains and the central nervous system.

Sponges lack nerve cells, however, so they can't produce the complex sensory organs of higher animals.

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