Close-up of Worm Egg Laying

Zooites participating in the Worm Watch Lab project monitor the egg-laying behavior of nematode worms to help solve genetic mysteries. If you’ve participated in this project and ever wondered what the egg-laying action really looked like up close, check out the above microscopic video (courtesy of Robyn Branicky at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology). It happens almost impossibly fast, and you can even see the individual cells in the eggs that have been laid!

Impressed? These little worms are actually pretty cool! Come check out a bunch more of them at Worm Watch Lab!

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