Tag: "carp" at biology news
Fishing for alternatives
...cts of toxins on fish such as freshwater trout and carp
in a move to cut down the number of experiments carried out on live fish. Fish Biologists will be presenting new culture methods to help replace the use of live fish for safety testing of chemicals when they meet in Glasgow for the Annual Main Meetin...
Climate change has surprising effect on endangered naked carp
...ter diversion and climate change. Endangered naked carp
migrate annually between freshwater rivers, where ...adjustments to the carps' metabolic rate. Naked carp
take seven to ten years to reach reproductive size. Although historically abundant, overfishing and ...
USGS at Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
...ate habitats are degraded. Largemouth bass, common carp
and channel catfish from the Gila had elevated levels of organochlorine pesticides, many of which have been associated with estrogen-like effects in fish. Reproductive biomarkers, including gonad size and hormone concentrations, were notably differen...
Virus may control Australia's "river rabbit"
...ged in Israel in 1998*, caused mass mortalities in carp
in the US, the UK, Israel, the Netherlands, Japan ...eness of Koi herpesvirus in controlling strains of carp
present in Australia and will examine whether the virus will have any impact on certain native fauna...
Remarkable physiology allows crucian carp to survive months without oxygen
...er temperature during the fall prompts the crucian carp
to store vast amounts of glycogen in its brain to ...ygen (anoxic). Glycogen, an energy supply that the carp
brain uses to survive anoxia, was 15 times higher in February, compared to brain glycogen content in...
Common carp sheds new light on surviving in extreme environments
...es. New findings of myglobin levels in the common carp
could help scientists understand how humans could ...vital information on how living systems work. The carp
is an unusual animal because it routinely copes with very challenging conditions that would harm or ...
ESA calls for federal leadership to control invasive species
From combustible cheat grass to voracious carp
to the West Nile virus, harmful, non-native species are spreading into U.S. lands and waters at an accelerating pace. Their damage to economic activity, ecosystems, and human welfare is accumulating. Without an improved national strategy based on s...
Native plant eaters have gourmet palates
...outheastern United States and one species of grass carp
that had previously been introduced from Asia to c...s preferred the exotic meals. But the exotic grass carp
had no preferences. It shares little evolutionary history with either native or exotic plants, so es...
Cytoplasm affects the number of vertebrae in carp-goldfish clones
... The seven offspring, cloned from nuclei of common carp
and egg cytoplasm of goldfish, were virtually iden...the body and hence the number of vertebrae. Common carp
have 33 to 36 vertebrae in their backbones, while goldfish have 26 to 28. Six of the seven cloned fi...