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lamprey

a jawless fish of the class AGNATHA.
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The distribution of larval sea lampreys, Petromyzon marinus, and their nutritional sources in the Hudson River basin.
The study also found a connection between the ability of lampreys to heal their spines and the Wnt signaling pathway that plays a crucial part in tissue regeneration, and is famously known for the role it plays among animals that display remarkable regenerative powers, like salamanders and zebrafish.
Wild type larval sea lampreys (Petromyzon marinus L.), 10-14 cm in length (4-7 years old), were obtained from streams feeding Lake Michigan (USA) or from the River Ulla (Spain) and maintained in aerated freshwater tanks at 16[degrees]C until the day of use.
This study was initiated in response to concern about parasitism by lampreys on trout in the Little Elkhart River of the St.
Lampreys, in contrast to humans, don't have myelin, an insulating sheath around neurons that allows faster conduction of nerve impulses.
Today, the Lampreys are devoid of income and struggling to muster the $850 a month rent for the three-bedroom apartment.
They are well documented in trout and whitefish, as well as in goldfish and lampreys. In trout, when a female is about to lay eggs, steroid secretions from ovaries or in urine disperse in the water and attract males to the spawning area.
LA GRANDE - The Nez Perce Tribe is working to bring the lampreys back to their homeland.
WORLD AIDS DAY 1135: Henry I died "of a surfeit of lampreys".