News tagged with lampreys

Sea lampreys jettison one-fifth of their genome

( -- 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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Sea lampreys turning up the heat

( —Male sea lampreys may not be the best-looking creatures swimming in our lakes and streams, but they apparently have something going for them that the ladies may find irresistible.

dateJun 27, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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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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