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Who is Dr. Edward Noga?

Edward J. Noga received his B.S. (with honors) from Florida Atlantic University as well as his M.S. in Biology. He received the D.V.M. degree with honors from the University of Florida in 1982. Also in 1982, he joined the faculty at North Carolina State University as Assistant Professor of Aquatic Medicine, where  Read More 
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Hot Topic Article: Disposable penis and its replenishment in a simultaneous hermaphrodite.

Ayami Sekizawa of the Department of Biology and Geosciences, Osaka City University, Osaka Japan and colleagues have discovered that a species of nudibranch can autotomize its penis after copulating, and via "penis replenishment," is able to
copulate again in less than 24 hours. Following copulation penis autotomy occurred within 30 minutes. The authors observed and recorded over 30 reciprocal copulations for this study. Like many gastropods, Chromodoris reticulata is a simultaneous hermaphrodite, but this mating  Read More 
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