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Serotonin metabolites in mollusks suggest pathways for human therapies

...ing pathways in Aplysia californica, which are sea slugs the color of a purple plum that range up to a melon in size. Aplysia californica live in warm, shallow water off the California coast in areas rich in vegetation where they feed on algae. Pleurobranchaea californica live in the cold, dark depths of ...

Spiders or scapegoats

...a fear of other animals that evoke disgust such as slugs and maggots; this final theory provides some explanation for the association of spiders with disease. There are many misconceptions surrounding spiders and disease-from them being the alleged causes of the great plagues to the cause of skin ulcers...

Genetic sequence identified for anti-bacterial sea slug protein

...g traps and nets. When encountering predators, sea slugs discharge a purple ink containing Escapin which chemically resembles toxins of some venomous snakes. Among its properties, the protein causes foreign cells to lyse or explode and prevents bacteria from growing on sea hares. Derby, whose team has seq...

Pest control breakthrough from a spider's stomach

...ors, such as the ground beetle, whose prey include slugs the most damaging of crop pests in Europe. "Many people are surprised at how important such natural predators are in the control of pests," said Dr Symondson. "Even on a conventional farm, which uses chemical pesticides, most pests are controlled by...

New research finds garlic kills slugs

... garlic could win the costly worldwide war against slugs and snails as an environmentally friendly pesticid...cides the technical term for substances that kill slugs and snails - revealed that a highly refined garlic product (ECOguard produced by ECOspray Ltd.) was ...

Drowsy fruit flies illuminate first molecular pathway, in any species, known to regulate rest and wakefulness

... which is evolutionarily conserved in species from slugs to mice to humans and already known to function in cyclic AMP signaling, is also known to play an important role in learning in fruit flies. Hendricks work could strengthen the link that many researchers believe exists between rest and the consolida...

Parasite offers natural way to control leaf-eating slugs

...rking on a natural way to kill slugs that is just as effective as poison, but safer to ...ers reported that the European worms kill American slugs just as well as the most popular slug poison, metaldehyde. ...

Sea slug's shopping habits dictated by hunger, scientists report

...u a pickier shopper. You're in good company: Sea slugs shop the same way. When hungry, the slugs (Pleurobranchaea californica) may ravenously attack even dangerous prey. With a full stomach, howev...

Destructive Algae Overtaking Mediterranean Waters

...d a biological control effort. They are using sea slugs whose mouth structures allow them to eat only Caulerpa algae. The big question is whether the control organisms will make a dent in the algaes invasion, because these predators eat at a snails pace literally, says Meinesz. He presented his analy...

Cell-Membrane Proteins Appear To Play Key Role In Squid's Swiftness

...opus (cephalopods)with a variety of snail-like sea slugs (gastropods), it was found that cephalopodshave more rapid-acting electrical firing systems than their more sluggishmolluskan kin. The adaptation enables the squid's high-speed, jet-propelledswimming behavior and may partly explain the intelligence s...

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