Contact: Talia S. Ogliore
University of Hawaii at Manoa
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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