Mike's NEW Current Biology Paper

Been here a week, and Mike's got this month's front cover of Current Biology

A wonderful paper with Megan Porter and Dan-Eric Nilsson on how fan worms use an unusual class of opsins for their visual pigment. 

From: Current Biology -  Fan worms dwell among the marine substrate in protective tubes, from which they project a crown of tentacles, called radioles, that filter food particles and aid respiration. To protect these crucial appendages from encroaching predators, many fan worms have evolved unique eyes on the radioles. Bok et al. report that fan worms use an enigmatic class of opsin typically found in the simple, deep-brain photoreceptors of some invertebrate phyla. This finding suggests the independent evolution of the radiolar eyes and highlights the flexibility of evolutionary processes in elaborating new sensory structures