Hagfish Slime Cells Tailored to Deter Predation
Hagfish Slime Cells Tailored to Deter Predation
The Scientist spoke with Chapman University’s Yu Zeng about his lab’s finding that the slime-producing cells of the slippery marine fish vary with the creature’s size, which may be an adaptation to thwart different predators.
Hagfish Slime Cells Tailored to Deter Predation
Hagfish Slime Cells Tailored to Deter Predation

The Scientist spoke with Chapman University’s Yu Zeng about his lab’s finding that the slime-producing cells of the slippery marine fish vary with the creature’s size, which may be an adaptation to thwart different predators.

The Scientist spoke with Chapman University’s Yu Zeng about his lab’s finding that the slime-producing cells of the slippery marine fish vary with the creature’s size, which may be an adaptation to thwart different predators.

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Publishers Develop Inclusive Name-Change Policies
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