Polyps will let unrelated 'others' fuse to them and share tissue, scientists discover

Polyps will let unrelated 'others' fuse to them and share tissue, scientists discover

Scientists discovered that polyps have no qualms about treating a nonrelated individual like part of the family. This goes way beyond sharing meals or even a roof. Polyps of the marine hydrozoan Ectopleura larynx allow nonrelated individuals to fuse their bodies to the familial colony and share what is essentially skin and a stomach.

Polyps will let unrelated 'others' fuse to them and share tissue, scientists discover

Polyps will let unrelated 'others' fuse to them and share tissue, scientists discoverwww.sciencedaily.com

Scientists discovered that polyps have no qualms about treating a nonrelated individual like part of the family. This goes way beyond sharing meals or even a roof. Polyps of the marine hydrozoan Ectopleura larynx allow nonrelated individuals to fuse their bodies to the familial colony and share what is essentially skin and a stomach.

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