Undeniable Fact: Raised in a barnacle

Thursday, December 14, 2006

The barnacle holds the honor of being the only plant with a hard shell. Interestingly, the genetic code responsible for this is almost identical to that which produces the shell in weevils.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Courtney said...

barnacles aren't plants; they're arthropods, like crabs.

2:53 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

I think that you meant the hard shells in weasels. I am a geneticist I know these things.

8:09 PM  
Blogger duffy said...

Courtney: arthropods are plants, that's why they have pods (like peas).

6:48 PM  

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