Annie Machordom, researcher at CSIC, explains: "The overall goal of the project is to ensure the recovery of the species by examining its fundamental biological aspects. These include the reproduction and analysis of the population structure. In addition, we breed cubs under laboratory conditions to restore populations affected by natural or man-made disasters.
The team of scientists has also found a peculiarity in the propagation of snails: The animals can change their sex - and not just once, from male to female, as well as other mollusks. On the contrary, you can reverse the process and become male again.Communication from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) © science.de - Sabine Kurz advertisement