Seafloor animal cued to settle, transformed by a bacterial compound

Source: Science Daily

A new study has revealed that a large, complex molecule, called lipopolysaccharide, produced by bacteria is responsible for inducing larval marine tubeworms, Hydroides elegans, to settle to the seafloor and begin the complex processes of metamorphosis.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/05/220517210412.htm