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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 anim...
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 Jer...
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
...s 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...