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Myxinidae

Known as: Hagfish, Hagfishs, Hagfishes 
Common name for a family of eel-shaped jawless fishes (Myxinidae), the only family in the order MYXINIFORMES. They are not true vertebrates.
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Highly Cited
2016
Highly Cited
2016
Abstract A ubiquitous biological material, keratin represents a group of insoluble, usually high-sulfur content and filament… Expand
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Review
2012
Review
2012
Lampreys and hagfish are primitive jawless vertebrates capable of mounting specific immune responses. Lampreys possess different… Expand
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
Two rounds of whole-genome duplications are thought to have played an important role in the establishment of gene repertoires in… Expand
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
Fish epidermal mucus and its components provide the first line of defense against pathogens. Little is known about the role of… Expand
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Review
2006
Review
2006
A clonally diverse anticipatory repertoire in which each lymphocyte bears a unique antigen receptor is the central feature of the… Expand
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
The phylogenetic relationships among deuterostome animals have been debated for many years, and a diversity of hypotheses have… Expand
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
A previously uncharacterized type of variable lymphocyte receptors (VLR) was identified recently in the Sea lamprey. This jawless… Expand
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
Intermediate filaments (IFs) impart mechanical integrity to cells, yet IF mechanics are poorly understood. It is assumed that IFs… Expand
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
The gill of fishes is modified for gas exchange, thereby providing a site for net movement of salts and water down their… Expand
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Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
The origins of jawed vertebrates (gnathostomes) lie somewhere within the ranks of long-extinct jawless fishes, represented today… Expand
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