Limulus polyphemus


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Noun1.Limulus polyphemus - large marine arthropod of the Atlantic coast of North America having a domed carapace that is shaped like a horseshoe and a stiff pointed tailLimulus polyphemus - large marine arthropod of the Atlantic coast of North America having a domed carapace that is shaped like a horseshoe and a stiff pointed tail; a living fossil related to the wood louse
arthropod - invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
genus Limulus, Limulus - type genus of the family Limulidae
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The American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus, is an ecologically and economically important species found in bays and estuaries along the Atlantic coast of North America, including the Great Bay Estuary (GBE), New Hampshire.
(2009, 2010) estimated nutrient and protein requirements for the Atlantic horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus).
Larger individuals of horseshoe crab (Limulus Polyphemus), and spiny dogfish were caught in the NY and NJ WEAs, and larger individuals of longhorn sculpin, ocean pout, sea raven (Hemitripterus americanus), and yellowtail flounder were caught in the RIMA-MA WEA (Fig.
LAL is an aqueous extract of blood cells (amoebocytes) from the horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus).
Nonspecific sites were blocked with 10% bovine serum albumin in PBS for 15 minutes, incubated on a drop of lectin Limulus polyphemus diluted 1 : 3 in a buffer solution, and conjugated to 5 nm wide colloidal gold particles for 30 minutes at 37[degrees]C.
The Atlantic horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus, is an important species for a variety of reasons.
This process uses an ET-triggered enzyme cascade from the horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) to cleave a colorimetric substrate.
(9) The basis of the Fungitell assay relies on BG's ability to activate the limulus amebocyte lysate clotting cascade present in the blood of Limulus polyphemus, the North American horseshoe crab.
Male horseshoe crabs Limulus polyphemus use multiple sensory cues to locate mates.
But Caster soon realized that they were made by limuloids whose closest modern relatives are the horseshoe crabs, including Limulus polyphemus. Accordingly, he studied Limulus trackways in laboratory aquaria and preserved them as plaster casts that still exist in the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History.