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Chemical come-on successfully lures lovesick lampreys to traps

EAST LANSING, Mich. A synthetic chemical version of what male sea lampreys use to attract spawning females can lure them into traps and foil the mating process of the destructive invasive species, according to Michigan State University scientists. Pheromones, chemical scents used to attract a ...

UF scientists Throw light on the origin of vertebrate skeleton

... lampreys were thought to be different than other backboned ...oology and anatomy and cell biology. "Knowing that lampreys also use collagen to build their skeletons makes sense. lampreys and jawed vertebrates inherited the same genetic p...
lampreys in Biological News

Leading lampreys to slaughter: Pheromone for scourge of Great Lakes identified

For the rats of Hamelin, it was the Pied Piper's tune. For the destructive sea lamprey of the Great Lakes, it's a chemical attractant, or pheromone, released by lamprey larvae living in streambeds. Following the pheromone trail, adults are drawn to streams favorable for spawning. Researchers have l...

Evolution of a contraceptive for sea lamprey

...of Medicine may lead to a contraceptive for female lampreys a jawless fish considered an invasive pest specie...d prove important to the Great Lakes region, where lampreys aggressively consume trout, salmon, sturgeon and o...ings will be published by PloS ONE on June 25. lampreys evolved about 450 million years ago, before the ap...

Major NSF grant boosts UNH research on hormonal genomics

...r, biochemical and functional studies of brain gonadotropin-releasing hormone and pituitary gonadotropins which govern egg and sperm maturity in sea lampreys (Petromyzon marinus). "My students and I will test the hypothesis that these hormones and their receptors share common functional and developmenta...

Caltech researchers help unlock the secrets of gene regulatory networks

...linkages within the network at early stages," Bronner-Fraser says. "Because the neural crest cell type represents a vertebrate innovation, our work in lampreys shows that this network is ancient and tightly conserved to the base of vertebrates," she says. The fourth of the Caltech papers, by Paul W. Sternb...

Evolving complexity out of 'junk DNA'

...ational Academy of Sciences, USA, claims to have solved this scientific riddle by analysing the genomics of primitive living fishes such as sharks and lampreys and their spineless relatives, such as the sea squirts. Vertebrates - animals such as humans that possess a backbone - are the most anatomically a...

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 sense. lampreys and jawed vertebrates inherited the same genetic p...skeletal development from our common ancestor." lampreys live today in the Great Lakes and other freshwater...

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 sense. lampreys and jawed vertebrates inherited the same genetic p...skeletal development from our common ancestor." lampreys live today in the Great Lakes and other freshwater...

Jefferson scientists identify gene defect leading to abnormal skin development and cancer

... 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, whe...ight be captured. In theory, the cue could attract lampreys from many locations for miles around and could wor...
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