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Contact: Talia S. Ogliore
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Adult Marine Tubeworm Hydroides elegans

Caption: This is an adult marine tubeworm Hydroides elegans, a significant biofouling agent. Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Caltech have discovered the genetic underpinnings of a biological trigger to tubeworm metamorphosis, which requires contact with with surface-bound bacteria.

Credit: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Kewalo Marine Laboratory

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