August 26, 2004

Worm sex

So we take a step closer to understanding our complex mate-seeking interactions thanks to the humble worm.

Sexually mature males when left alone on a food source wandered off, presumably in search of a mate. When a potential mate was present on the food source, though, they remained.
I'm not sure I'm comfortable with my mating habits being compared (admittedly very very loosely) with those of a worm. More importantly, this food/companionship model fails to explain why I don't wander off in search of a mate while I'm watching Late Edition at 3am with a box of Cheez-Its®. Where is the funding for that study?
Read the news-release Read if you have a subscription to the Journal of Neuroscience.

Posted at 11:44 pm | 1 comments


Aww, wandering bachelor worm. Sounds cute.

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