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A microscopic worm may shed light on how we perceive gravity

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Phys.org

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2021-09-30

While humans rely on gravity for balance and orientation, the mechanisms by which we actually sense this fundamental force are largely unknown. Odder still, the model organism C. elegans, a microscopic worm, can also sense the direction of gravity, even though there is no known ecological reason for it to do so.

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https://phys.org/news/2021-09-microscopic-worm-gravity.html