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Excitation over jelly nerves

Analysis of the draft genome of a comb jelly and of gene-transcription profiles from ten other ctenophores hints at an independent evolutionary origin for the nervous systems of these organisms. See Article p.109

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Figure 1: Dual origins of nerves.

a: Leonid L. Moroz & Mathew Citarella

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