Tag: "horseshoe" at biology news
New Jersey Institute of Technology environmentalist receives Fulbright Chair award
...dying the relationship between beach processes and horseshoe
crab reproduction in Delaware Bay. Her recent work has appeared in journals such as Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Geomorphology, Journal of Waterway, Port, Harbor and Ocean Engineering, and Marine Geology. She serves as an as...
Ancient sea spider fossils discovered in volcanic ash
... scorpions, mites, ticks, the real spiders and the horseshoe
crab. Despite its ancient, Silurian age the new species appears to have lived in a similar way to modern ones, on the seabed, or perhaps on sponges The research was carried out as part of a project on the Herefordshire fauna by a team made up of Dere...
Ancient creature fossilized by the bacteria that ate it
...dents, for his thesis project, observed how a dead horseshoe
crab decomposes in a water tank. As the horseshoe
crab rots, a slimy film of bacteria and fungi forms around it. Babcock put some of...
Gifts from the sea
... disease. Horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus): The horseshoe
crab's compound eye and the (easily accessible) op... significant research breakthroughs related to the horseshoe
crab's blood. The crab's amebocyte cells clot in response to bacteria, enabling the development of t...
Scripps research scientists solve structure of a critical innate immune system protein
...ts ligand, double-stranded RNA. TLR3 forms a large horseshoe
shape that contacts with a neighboring horseshoe, forming a "dimer" of two horseshoes. Much of the TLR3 protein surface is covered with sugar molecules, but on one face that includes the interface between these two horseshoes, there is a large surfac...
Horseshoe crab decline threatens shorebird species
...red knot stops over in the Delaware Bay to feed on horseshoe
crab eggs resulting from the largest spawning of horseshoe
crabs found on the East Coast of the United States. Researchers from Virginia Tech and the New Jers...
Velvet worm brains reveal secret sisterhood with spiders
...ht to be related to spiders, such as scorpions and horseshoe
crabs. "In every case these animals had certain traits, certain characters in common that were different from characters shared among the other arthropods, the insects and crustaceans." Strausfeld and his colleagues cataloged many aspects of the...
Green plants share bacterial toxin
...lls, using a protein from the immune system of the horseshoe
crab, and the researchers began collaborating. "It was one of those celebratory moments, when I looked in the microscope and saw these gloriously stained algal cells," Armstrong said, describing their first experiment. The group has now found lipid ...
Ocean temperature predicts spread of marine species
...species, including cod, herring, American lobster, horseshoe
crabs and clams, O'Connor and her colleagues developed a model that predicts how far larvae travel at a certain temperature. The predictions appear to hold for virtually all marine animals with a larval life cycle. "We can apply this rule to anima...
A 'private bandwidth' for communication in bats: Evidence from insular horseshoe bats
...agues suggests that this is certainly the case for horseshoe
bats (Rhinolophidae). These bats find their way in...Rhinolophus euryale) and lesser (R.. hipposideros) horseshoe
bats show divergence in call frequency, spacing them out more than their conspecifics living in peni...