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freshwater eel

  • n  eels that live in fresh water as adults but return to sea to spawn; found in Europe and America; marketed both fresh and smoked
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  • New fluorescent protein from eel improves key clinical assay
    Unagi, the sea-going Japanese freshwater eel, harbors a fluorescent protein that could serve as the basis for a new clinical test for bilirubin, a critical indicator of human liver function, hemolysis, and jaundice, according to researchers. The discovery also sheds light on the mysterious and endangered Unagi that could contribute to its conservation.
    June 13, 2013 - Science Daily
  • First Fluorescent Protein Identified in a Vertebrate Animal
    The Japanese freshwater eel ( Anguilla japonica ) has more to offer biologists than a tasty sushi snack. Its muscle fibers produce the first fluorescent protein identified in a vertebrate, researchers report in Cell . [More]
    June 13, 2013 - Scientific American

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