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Genetic sequence identified for anti-bacterial sea slug protein
...Escapin found in the ink of the common Aplysia sea slug
or hare. The finding could have implications for the development of new anti-bacterial industrial compounds to prevent the formation of damaging biofilms on marine materials such as ship hulls, fishing traps and nets. When encountering predators, sea...
New research finds garlic kills slugs
... Newcastle University also found that garlic kills slug
eggs laid in the soil. The Newcastle University scientists looked at how applying a liquid containing garlic extract to soil affected slugs and snails' movement through it. They also measured damage to a Chinese cabbage leaf. Garlic largely preven...
MNI-McGill researcher first to discover that normal nerve cells can mimic viruses
...heir discovery in a study of egg laying in the sea slug
Aplysia. During egg laying, protein production of the egg laying hormone (ELH) increases dramatically. Sossin and colleagues discovered that the ELH messenger RNA contains an IRES. They demonstrated that after egg laying, nerve cells producing ELH ...
Parasite offers natural way to control leaf-eating slugs
... laboratory-grown worms are sold commercially for slug
control in Europe today. ... just as well as the most popular slug
poison, metaldehyde. "Sure, poison kills slugs very well," Grewal said, "but it...
Sea slug's shopping habits dictated by hunger, scientists report
... "This could reflect the need of the starving sea slug
to pay a higher cost for a meal, if it had to overcome the defenses of prey unwilling to be eaten," Gillette said. (To see a snail learning to avoid noxious prey, go to http://www.life.uiuc.edu/slugcity/movies.html . Click on "One Trial Learning.")"...
Births Of Rare Lemurs At Duke Primate Center
... ftp://220.127.116.11/pub/primates >, under the slug
"aye-aye." DURHAM, N.C. -- The Duke Primate Center was greeted this spring with thebirth of an unusual number of babies of rare species. This spring's infant crop include: Three Coquerel's sifakas: Livia II, Eugenius and A...