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- n. Plural form of elasmobranch.
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Although all are classified as elasmobranchs - which have skeletons made of cartilage and between five and seven gill openings on each side of their body - the creatures populating the new touch tank vary greatly in how they behave.
Dr. DEWAR: Similar to the other large elasmobranchs, like whale sharks and manta rays, they're filter feeders.
These genes could also be potential reference gene candidates for other physiological studies examining stress in elasmobranchs.
However, no comparative studies have established suitable reference genes for quantitative PCR (qPCR) in elasmobranchs for any physiological conditions.
"Similar to the other large elasmobranchs, like whale sharks and manta rays, they're filter feeders," says Dewar, referring to the group of marine species that includes the sharks, rays and skates.
Mediterranean since 1957, and 9 species of elasmobranchs have disappeared from the Bay of Biscay since 1727.
Ogiwara I, Miya M, Ohshima K, Okada N (1999) Retropositional parasitism of SINEs on LINEs: identification of SINEs and LINEs in elasmobranchs.