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Animal World: From crash-landing on Moon to the gut of termites
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1. Micro animals that crash-landed on moon surface with Israeli lunar lander Beresheet (April 11, 2019)
2. Reptilian living fossil endemic to New Zealand
3. Insect with unique intracellular nested symbiotic arrangement with two bacteria (Moranella living inside Tremblaya and together both bacteria living in insect cells)
4. Silk-spinning organ of a spider
5. Biliverdin-binding protein responsible for green color of frogs
6. Genus of nematode demonstrating sacrifice-type adaptive death of adults for the benefit of its colony and younger progeny
7. Symbiotic virus incorporated in the genome of parasitic wasps
8. First animal to orbit moon and return safely to Earth aboard soviet ZOND 5 spacecraft (1968)
9. Marine predator possessing one of the most complex eyes known in animal kingdom, with 12 or more types of color photoreceptors (humans generally have only 3)
10. Cellulose-digesting unicellular symbiont residing in gut of termites
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Cite this Content: Bhure P, Hussain A, Soni BL, Kumar A. Animal world: from crash-landing on Moon to the gut of termites. Qualiten Insight. 2021; ID:09005000002
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