How siphonophores grow

In this new animation from our series creaturecast.org, Riley Thompson describes how siphonophores grow.
Portuguese man o’ war floating at the surface.
Specialized bodies of the siphonophore Nanomia bijuga. From the animation at https://vimeo.com/114198648.
The budding process that leads to siphonophore growth. Green indicates feeding bodies, and purble indicates digestive bodies (palpons). Excerpted from https://vimeo.com/114198648.
The distribution of stem cell gene expression (blue, green, and yellow) and cell proliferation (magenta) in the siphonophore Nanomia bijuga. See the caption of the original figure for more details. http://evodevojournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13227-015-0018-2#Fig8

Evolutionary biologist at Yale University. The views expressed are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of Yale University. http://dunnlab.org

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Casey Dunn

Casey Dunn

Evolutionary biologist at Yale University. The views expressed are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of Yale University. http://dunnlab.org

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