The comparatively excessive intelligence of octopuses could also be due partly to excessive numbers of microRNAs that would allow them to generate extra varieties of neurons


17 March 2022

MC8MNB This view shows some of the suckers on this eight armed cephalopod. Day octopus, Octopus cyanea, Hawaii.

A day octopus photographed close to Hawaii

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A research of the exercise of RNA, a kind of genetic materials, within the our bodies of octopuses means that the brains of cephalopods advanced larger complexity in the identical means as vertebrate brains did – by utilizing much more regulatory RNAs known as microRNAs (miRNAs) to regulate gene exercise.

“We present that the main RNA innovation of soft-bodied cephalopods is an enormous growth of the miRNA gene repertoire,” states a research but to be formally peer reviewed, led by Nikolaus Rajewsky on the Max Delbrück …

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