الأحد , يونيو 14 2020

Cave crustaceans 'lose visual brain'

crustacean

Living in total darkness, the animals’ eyes have disappeared over millions of years

A study of blind crustaceans living in deep, dark caves has revealed that evolution is rapidly withering the visual parts of their brain.

The findings catch evolution in the act of making this adjustment – as none of the critters have eyes, but some of them still have stumpy eye-stalks.

Three different species were studied, each representing a different subgroup within the same class of crustaceans.

The research is published in the journal BMC Neuroscience.

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