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University of Leicester

Three Rotting Heads

Caption: These are three rotting heads. A sequence of images showing how the characteristic features of the body of amphioxus, a close living relative of vertebrates, change during decay. Colors are caused by interference between the experimental equipment and the light illuminating the specimens.

Credit: Mark Purnell, Rob Sansom, Sarah Gabbott, University of Leicester

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