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Controlling movement like a dimmer switch

New research published in The Journal of Neuroscience identifies a motor pathway between the forebrain and brainstem that works like a dimmer switch to regulate swimming speed in the sea lamprey - a primitive, jawless fish ...

Sep 18, 2017
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Lamprey

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Lampreys (sometimes also called lamprey eels) are a Predator family of Jawless fish, whose adults are characterized by a toothed, funnel-like sucking mouth. Translated from an admixture of Latin and Greek, lamprey means stone lickers (lambere: to lick, and petra: stone). While lampreys are well-known for those species which bore into the flesh of other fish to suck their blood, most species of lamprey are non-parasitic and never feed on other fish . In zoology, lampreys are sometimes not considered to be true fish because of their distinctive morphology and physiology.

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