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Chemical Come-on Successfully Lures Lovesick Lampreys to Traps
January 20, 2009
A synthetic chemical version of what male sea lampreys use to attract spawning females can lure them into traps and foil the mating process of the destructive invasive species, according to Michigan State University (MSU) scientists. Weiming Li, MSU professor of fisheries and wildlife, with colleagues, developed a synthetic lamprey pheromone that shows promise for controlling the destructive parasitic species.
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