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Scientists advocate genomic sequencing of 'living fossil'
...cies have been chosen for sequencing, ranging from lampreys
to armadillos ( www.genome.gov/12511858 ), Myers observed: "We're missing an organism that could really shed light on the emergence of land vertebrates. We don't know what genomic changes accompanied the transition from water to land, and a coelacan...
Leading lampreys to slaughter: Pheromone for scourge of Great Lakes identified
... component is a steroid with potency so great that lampreys
would smell a single gram dissolved in 10 billion ...ve opened up many new possibilities for attracting lampreys
safely, easily and inexpensively into streams, where they might be captured. In theory, the cue coul...
UF scientists reveal ancient origin of vertebrate skeleton
...oology and anatomy and cell biology. "Knowing that lampreys
also use collagen to build their skeletons makes s...rgued to link all vertebrates, to the exclusion of lampreys
and hagfishes, is bone, pure and simple," Caldwell said. "It is the lack of bone in these animals an...
Scientists find lamprey a 'living fossil'
...prey from the Devonian period that reveals today's lampreys
as "living fossils" since they have remained large...sil lamprey yet discovered, this fossil shows that lampreys
have been parasitic for at least 360 million years," said Rubidge, director of the Bernard Price Ins...