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Mitochondrial respiration is an ancient characteristic of eukaryotes. However, it was lost independently in multiple eukaryotic lineages as part of adaptations to an anaerobic lifestyle. An international team of researchers has found a multicellular animal with no mitochondrial DNA, making it the only known animal to exist without the need to breathe oxygen. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [1], the group describes their study of Henneguya salminicola, a microscopic, parasitic member of the group Myxozoa and its unique physiology.


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A calendar is a system of recording or organizing days for social, religious, commercial or administrative purposes. It is based on considerations of astronomical nature. This is done by giving names to periods of time viz. days, weeks, months and years. A date is the designation of a single, specific day within such a system.


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I had the opportunity to visit Proto Golf Club Resort on the outskirt of Kano City, along with my colleagues for a day out. To my surprise the resort and golf course was well laid out and maintained. In my view Nigeria has great prospects when it comes