News tagged with lampreys

Lampreys give clues to evolution of immune system

Biologists have discovered that primitive, predatory lampreys have structures within their gills that play the same role as the thymus, the organ where immune cells called T cells develop in mammals, birds and fish.

dateFeb 02, 2011 in Evolution
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Sea lampreys jettison one-fifth of their genome

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have discovered that the sea lamprey, which emerged from jawless fish first appearing 500 million years ago, dramatically remodels its genome. Shortly after a fertilized lamprey egg divides into ...

dateJul 20, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Evolution of a contraceptive for sea lamprey

(PhysOrg.com) -- In addition to providing fundamental insights into the early evolution of the estrogen receptor, research by a team at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine may lead to a contraceptive ...

dateJun 25, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Researchers Unlock the Secrets of Gene Regulatory Networks

A quartet of studies by researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) highlight a special feature on gene regulatory networks recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

dateFeb 04, 2009 in
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Chemical come-on successfully lures lovesick lampreys to traps

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.

dateJan 21, 2009 in
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