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Old 11-16-2010, 02:42 PM   #1
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Maggot Bodies Sense Bright Light
By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer
posted: 10 November 2010 01:04 pm ET

Maggot Bodies Sense Bright Light | Fruit Fly Larvae & Maggots, Light & Sensory Photoreceptors | LiveScience
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Light-sensitive cells lining the bodies of fruit fly maggots allow the larvae to squirm away from bright light, a new study finds.

Good thing, as long exposure to intense light can kill a baby fruit fly.
Light-phobic fruit fly larvae have primitive eye structures called Bolwig's organs that...
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:16 AM   #2
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Hmmmm. Wonder if this finding might shed some light () on the evolutionary history of eyes??
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