Self-eating Octopus

Holden, Karina; Hickey, Georgina
June 2000
Nature Australia;Winter2000, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p18
Deals with a study by Bernd Budelmann of University of Texas on why a population of Octopus vulgaris which was kept in laboratories commit autophagy through eating their own arms that results in death. Information on autotomy; What preceded self-cannibalism; Infection by a virus or bacterium.


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