Chemical cues for sea lamprey migration

@article{Dittman2005ChemicalCF,
  title={Chemical cues for sea lamprey migration},
  author={Andrew H. Dittman},
  journal={Nature Chemical Biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={1},
  pages={316-317}
}
  • A. Dittman
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Chemical Biology
During the past century, the sea lamprey colonized the Great Lakes of North America and decimated the commercial fishing industry. The isolation and characterization of a migratory pheromone from the sea lamprey expands options for control of this invading species. 

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