Tag: "skate" at biology news
NHGRI targets 12 more organisms for genome sequencing
...ally selected organisms, including the marmoset, a skate
and several important insects, as part of its ongo...gy, development or behavior. The organisms are: a skate
(Raja erinacea); a sea slug (Aplysia californica); a disease-carrying insect (Rhodnius prolixus); a ...
NIH skate choice follows MDI Bio Lab white paper
... Health announcing recently that the genome of the skate
is going to be sequenced, the Mount Desert Island ...roject. The decision to fund the sequencing of the skate
was in response to a proposal submitted by MDIBL, the Genome Sequencing Center of Washington Univers...
Sea skate experiment sheds light on human cell transport
...llular channels, or gates, spring into action when skate
red blood cells become engorged with water. Vesicl...e results are important for a few reasons. Because skate
red blood cells closely resemble cells in the human kidney, the findings shed light on how these org...
Gifts from the sea
...can still sense light. MBL scientists have studied skate
retinas to learn how eyes adapt to light changes, and to understand diseases that can cause blindness. Green sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis): The female sea urchin can produce as many as a half million eggs during spawning season, and ...
Overfishing great sharks wiped out North Carolina bay scallop fishery
...head sharks, has led to an explosion of their ray, skate
and small shark prey species. "With fewer sharks around, the species they prey upon like cownose rays have increased in numbers, and in turn, hordes of cownose rays dining on bay scallops have wiped the scallops out," said co-author Julia Baum of...