Corpus ID: 14291451

Bioconcentration of Corexit ® Dispersant Surfactant in the Oyster Crassostrea gigas

  title={Bioconcentration of Corexit {\textregistered} Dispersant Surfactant in the Oyster Crassostrea gigas},
  author={Don Gibbs and James Philps and Jamie Shenk and Min Jae Yoo and Geoffrey R. Tanner and Caitlin Morris and Kristin M Wong and Brenda Chun Liu and S. McCalla and Benjamin Chu and Benjamin S. Hsiao},
Drosophila melanogaster is commonly used as a model organism for biological research. A behavioral study on the effect of red light on fruit flies was conducted, asking specifically if a positive stimulus, red light, has an amplifying effect on D. melanogaster’s craving behaviors. Another question asked in this study was if red light alone can train these organisms to anticipate food and to adopt specific foraging behaviors, even when food is not present. The proposed hypothesis was that when… Expand


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Short-term bioaccumulation, circulation and metabolism of estradiol-17β in the oyster Crassostrea gigas
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Charge induced closing of Dionaea muscipula Ellis trap.
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Experimental evolution of learning ability in fruit flies
  • F. Mery, T. Kawecki
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 2002
Experimental evolution of learning ability in Drosophila melanogaster is reported, and it is demonstrated that behavioral changes are caused by the evolution of both a higher learning rate and a better memory. Expand
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