“In ced-3 mutants, the undead sister of the rectal epithelial cell usurps its sister’s position and performs its functions.”
From the Cold Spring Harbor monograph C. Elegans II, 1222 fun-filled pages of cutting-edge helminthology.
So, where in the three stages of journalistic comprehension does one start finding poetry in the rectal cells of a nematode? I mean, it’s very Blakean — to find beauty up the arse of a worm — but I fear I am not yet ready…
It was the concept of the undead sister — anyway, I don’t think a rectal epitehlium is — hmm, better not go there.
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