Gap Fill - Octopus DNA - Level 5


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The is important because it tells how octopuses change their behaviour in to different stimuli. This process is called " plasticity". A biologist said the research could help us understand more about human . He said: "The of the octopus has similar characteristics to brains....For this reason [the DNA is] a very candidate to study to improve our of the evolution of intelligence." He says the brain structure of octopuses show they are more to mammals than marine invertebrates.

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