[Annelida] 1 new paper about "volcanic" earthworms

Luís Cunha via annelida%40net.bio.net (by luisnevescunha from gmail.com)
Thu Oct 21 14:50:06 EST 2010

Dear all

Our most recent work entitled "Morphometry of the epidermis of an
invasive megascoelecid earthworm (Amynthas gracilis, Kinberg 1867)
inhabiting actively volcanic soils in the Azores archipelago" by the
authors Luis Cunha, Itxaso Campos, Rafael Montiel, Armindo Rodrigues,
and Andrew J. Morgan reveals how earthworms of the genus Amynthas show
to be well adapted to the extreme environment in soils of a geothermal
field in the Azores Archipelago. By changing cellular content,
structure and properties of their epidermis these earthworms revealed
different morphotypes accordingly to the degree of exposure to the
high temperature, acid pH and hypoxia in such particular environment.



all the very best

Luis Cunha

Luís Cunha
(Msc, Phd student)
Centro de Investigação em Recursos Naturais, Departamento de Biologia
– Universidade dos Açores, Rua da Mãe de Deus, 13A – Apartado 1422,
9501-855 Ponta Delgada
Açores, Portugal
Tel: (+351) 296 650 102 (ext. 1767)
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E-mail: luisnevescunha from gmail.com

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