sea urchin

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shallow-water echinoderms having soft bodies enclosed in thin spiny globular shells

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In the present study, we demonstrate the presence of the high-affinity choline transporter in sea urchin embryos and larvae, the development of the transporter over the period in which this organism uses ACh as a trophic signal, anomalies associated with inhibition of choline transport, and proof that these adverse effects are related to inhibition of ACh synthesis, rather than other aspects of choline availability.
Next day Luke waded into the sea at Mombasa without flippers - and stood on a sea urchin which left 60 three-inch spines in his foot.
Cumulative stress, stormwater runoff, increased boating impacts, sea urchin loss, water temperature, and we have to look at the Gulf Stream as a product of the larger Gulf ecosystem" he says.
Sea urchin roe is considered a delicacy in Japan, where it is primarily served raw in sushi.
Senior Investigator at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) in Salisbury Cove, Maine, is directing two National Institutes of Health (NIH) projects, one studying genetic control of cell growth in the sea urchin embryo and one studying how environmental exposures can cause abnormal embryo development.
We examined the bacterial community compositions in cultured sea urchin gut microbiome (GM), feed, waterway, gut food pellet (GFP), and the released fecal pellets (EFP) using 16S rRNA-based culture-independent metagenomics approach on an Illumina MiSeq NextGen sequencing platform and bioinformatics tools.
The unusual sea urchin is an especially good find; I've not seen one on an English shore before.
Writing in the journal Advanced Functional Materials, a team led by UW-Madison professor of physics Pupa Gilbert describes the self-sharpening mechanism used by the California purple sea urchin to keep a razor-sharp edge on its choppers.
3) A minute body on the surface of a sea urchin, thought to be a sense organ.
Sea urchin roe is regarded as the most expensive seafood in the world.
Abstract--The green sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis) is important to the economy of Maine.
Sea urchin spines are hard, sharp and can cause puncture wounds.
The sea urchin Diadema antillarum, an inhabitant of Caribbean coral reefs, uses crevice shelters and often aggregates with conspecifics for protection against predators, which appears to reflect a conflicting balance between group defense versus competition for limited shelter.