Jason Gallant, MSU zoologist and co-lead author of the paper, said it's truly exciting to find that complex structures like the electric organ
, which evolved completely independently in six groups of fish, seem to share the same genetic toolkit.
Electric fish, like the electric eel, its cousin the electric catfish, the electric ray, and the elephant fish in Africa, are electrogenic: they emit charges from electric organs
in their bodies.
I hate acts who play and sing with those ghastly electric organs
From August 9 through 15, more than 300 vendors are expected to create a weeklong sales extravaganza for gospel gear, including books, CDs, electric organs
, ethnic clothing, musical instruments and choir robes.
The goal of this research is to determine how various electric fish generate ATP in their electric organs
At 8pm, organists Carlo Curley and Thomas Trotter will put two specially hired electric organs
through their paces in Organ Extravaganza, a fundraising concert in aid of the appeal.
The torpedo sh, a circular sh varying in size from 30cm to two metres, has its electric organs
in the main part of its body.
The program will include Los Angeles premieres of ``Proverb'' (1995), a composition for voices, electric organs
and vibraphones; and ``Nagoya Marimbas'' (1994), a percussion work for marimbas; both of which are on Reich's latest CD, ``City Life'' (Nonesuch).
They found that the dimmer switch comes in the form of sodium channels the fish insert and remove from the membranes of special cells, called electrocytes, within their electric organs