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McBride shows DNA detective work with paper-eating bacteria that 'glide'

...lose, chitin, which is found in the hard shells of lobsters and insects, is also difficult to break down. McBride hypothesizes that digestion of cellulose and chitin may also be linked to cell movement, or motility. "Loss of motility results in loss of ability to digest chitin," he says. "This suggests th...

Genome sequencing is for ecologists, too

... water fleas are not insects but crustaceans, like lobsters and crabs. Daphnia is the first crustacean genome to be sequenced. Information from its genome will help biologists make sense of similarities and differences among the intensively studied genetic models of insects, which are evolutionary relatives o...

Restaurant seafood prices since 1850s help plot marine harvests through history

...eek." Tastes started to change in the 1880s, with lobsters even appearing on menu covers. The 1930s saw price...y ballooned in the 1950s, with restaurants pricing lobsters at one-quarter pound (113 gram) weight increments, another reflection of declining supplies, says Dr...

New project aims to make large-scale lobster farms feasible

... Science Lecture Series event, on March 9. "Spiny lobsters are one of the most highly-prized fisheries specie... Each year, 3 to 4 million pounds of Florida spiny lobsters valued at about $17 million are harvested and account for 11% of the spiny lobsters on the U.S. mark...

In the sea slug's defense against lobsters, confusion is key

...chemicals that are also found in the food of spiny lobsters and that indeed these chemicals serve to activate nervous-system pathways that control feeding behaviors of the lobster. The inky secretion also stimulates other behaviors in the lobster, including grooming and avoidance. Ironically, the slug's abili...

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