Five hundred million years to mobility: directed locomotion and its ecological function in a turtle barnacle.

Published on Oct 13, 2021in Proceedings of The Royal Society B: Biological Sciences5.349
· DOI :10.1098/RSPB.2021.1620
Sing-Pei Yu3
Estimated H-index: 3
(AS: Academia Sinica)
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Abstract
Movement is a fundamental characteristic of life, yet some invertebrate taxa, such as barnacles, permanently affix to a substratum as adults. Adult barnacles became ‘sessile’ over 500 Ma; however, ...
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