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The nematodes or roundworms constitute the phylum Nematoda (also called Nemathelminthes).

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How can Nematodes be the most numerous animal species when their habitat is smaller than that of other species

Wikipedia says Nematodes represent no less than 80% of the animals on earth. I don't know anything about biology, but I've had this thought: isn't their habitat much smaller (in terms of volume) than ...
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Has this 2018 report of nematodes frozen for 30 to 40,000 years been confirmed? Has Carbon 14 dating confirmed their age?

Gizmodo's 2018 article Russian Scientists Claim to Have Resurrected 40,000-Year-Old Worms Buried in Ice says: A team of Russian scientists is lining themselves up to be the opening cast of a John ...
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Is it still true that C. elegans has no known natural viruses?

I read in a 2009 review that While mammals and C. elegans each have a single Dicer that makes both miRNAs and siRNAs, Drosophila has two Dicers: Dcr-1 makes miRNAs, whereas Dcr-2 is specialized for ...