Thursday, March 14, 2013

Mutant Frogs

Researchers from Tufts university have found that tadpoles that have eyes grafted to their tails can actually use them and in some cases retain them into adulthood despite the disappearance of their tails.  This finding goes to show the extraordinary degree of brain and nerve plasticity present in vertebrates which could have implications in our understanding of evolution (namely the degree to which animals are prepared to deal with mutation).

The article is here.

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