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University of California - San Francisco

Schmidtea mediterranea

Caption: The freshwater flatworm Schmidtea mediterranea lives in southern Europe and Northern Africa is the first animal ever discovered without a crucial structure inside its cells known as the centrosome.

Credit: UCSF/J.Azimzadeh

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