Zoological detective stories: the case of the facetotectan crustacean life cycle
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Biologie/Vergleichende Zoologie, Philippstrasse 13, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Journal of Biology 2008, 7:16 doi:10.1186/jbiol77Published: 26 June 2008
The reconstruction of complete animal life cycles is sometimes a considerable problem, even though the knowledge of the full life cycle may have far-reaching evolutionary implications. A new study published in BMC Biology on artificially induced metamorphosis in an enigmatic crustacean group that was only known from larval stages sheds new light on the evolution of parasitism.