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Changes to insect-seeking calls of horseshoe bats may drive new species formation
...tudy, Kingston and Rossiter found that large-eared horseshoe
bats ( Rhinolophus philippinensis ) are diverging ...ecies. The researchers focused on the large-eared horseshoe
bat, speculating that the different sizes might indicate a greater difference -- that of species div...
Congress allocates funding for horseshoe crab research center
...acksburg, Va. Congress has allocated $630,000 for horseshoe
crab research funding to Virginia Tech's Horseshoe...blic health. Virginia Tech's HCRC is the largest horseshoe
crab research institution in the country. "Congress has requested that new research be conducted to...
Sex, flounder and donuts
...o develop an artificial bait to replace the use of horseshoe
crabs by fishermen. Brian Allee will take over as director of the Alaska Sea Grant College Program. Allee returns to Alaska from Portland, Oregon, where he has served the Northwest Power Planning Council as Manager of Policy and Program Implementati...
Metal-eating algae, spartina eradication, horseshoe crabs
...nderway, Counting Valuable Creature Every spring, horseshoe
crabs in the Delaware Bay come to shore to lay the...ca to the Arctic. In the pharmaceutical industry, horseshoe
crabs are bled to obtain a compound that can test intravenous drugs for dangerous bacteria. They ar...
Horseshoe crabs survival rate after biomedical bleeding is high
...ia Tech had the first ever major review article on horseshoe
crabs published in the journal, Review in Fisherie... general biology, ecology, and life history of the horseshoe
crab in the article "The Horseshoe Crab, Limulus polyphemus: 200 Million Years of Existence, 100 Yea...
Horseshoe Crab Research Center provides information to improve management
...es "Over the past several years, management of the horseshoe
crab population has become increasingly controvers...says center director Jim Berkson. "Fishermen catch horseshoe
crabs for use as bait in the lucrative eel and conch fishery. Biomedical companies catch and bleed ...
Even the Immune System works with Pincers
... nail (Nature, 20 July 2000, S. 267-273). The horseshoe
shaped Fc fragment of the antibody opens a little bit and picks up the receptor between its blocks. Both proteins (receptor and antibody) recognize each other by the "lock-&-key principle": The receptor only binds to antibodies of the IgG c...
Horseshoe crab studies providing new insight into valuable ancient creatures
...wsrelease/1999/6-8b.tif (Hundreds of thousandsof horseshoe
crabs annually lay and fertilize their eggs on the...le countless other species have come and gone, the horseshoe
crabhas survived and is of great importance. At the end of May and during June, hundreds of thousand...