Sea anemone polyp seen through a microscope, cell nuclei and muscles highlighted.

A multifunctional mouth

This image of a young Nematostella vectensis polyp shows two of the characteristic tentacles as well as the gaping mouth of the…

By Mathias Jäger

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Four different evolutionary steps showing the formation and grow of tentacle arms.

Eat more to grow more arms…if you’re a sea anemone

An international group of researchers, led by scientists from EMBL Heidelberg, have discovered that the number of tentacle arms a sea anemone grows…

By Mathias Jäger


The birth of tentacles

The image shown here, taken by Anniek Stokkermans from EMBL’s Ikmi Group, shows a larva of Nematostella…

By Mathias Jäger

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