The first 24 hours in 1.5 minutes of bryozoan embryos.
Beginning this #WormWednesday with the beginnings of a worm. The cleavage stages of the annelid Chaetopterus.
Embryonic cell division
At some point in our lives, we have all been through that (=embryonic cleavage).
Bryozoan life cycle
The BEST footage of bryozoan life cycle on the internet. Meet the coronate larva of Bugula neritina. Wow!
Ribbon worm development
Our paper on the unique development of a ribbon worm and the evolution of larval forms: https://evodevojournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13227-015-0023-5 See more about Lineus ruber.
Turtles, embryos, and fossils
I wrote a text about the development and evolution of the turtle shell on The Node: Turtles in a nutshell. It shows the beginning of shell formation in embryos and how this can help us understand the evolution of such unique body pattern. 3D animations and fossils are included! Never thought I would post a […]
It was, Lewis Wolpert admits, a rather pretentious thing to say. The renowned biologist and author was at a European scientific meeting with colleagues when a doctor delegate asked him what he was researching. Gastrulation, Wolpert replied. The doctor’s declaration of ignorance was briskly met with: “It is not birth, marriage, or death, but gastrulation […]
A Sea Biscuit’s Life
My video about the life cycle of a sea biscuit is now online! Also available on Vimeo. Learn more at: https://msc.brunovellutini.com/