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Keywords: Slime
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (14): jeb190470.
Published: 15 July 2019
... of the key tools of the experimental biologist are compromised by a species that does not readily feed in captivity, is difficult to instrument and which produces copious quantities of slime. This Commentary provides critical insight into the key aspects of hagfish feeding and digestive processes...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (8): 1263–1268.
Published: 15 April 2014
...Mark A. Bernards, Jr; Isdin Oke; Andreas Heyland; Douglas S. Fudge Hagfishes are known for their ability to rapidly produce vast quantities of slime when provoked. The slime is formed via the interaction between seawater and two components released by the slime glands: mucin vesicles from gland...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (4): 702–710.
Published: 15 February 2006
...Jeanette Lim; Douglas S. Fudge; Nimrod Levy; John M. Gosline SUMMARY Hagfish are able to produce substantial amounts of slime when harassed, but the precise ecological function of the slime is unclear. One possibility is that the slime acts as a defence against gill-breathing predators, whose gills...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (24): 4613–4625.
Published: 15 December 2005
...Douglas S. Fudge; Nimrod Levy; Scott Chiu; John M. Gosline SUMMARY Hagfish slime consists of mucins and protein threads that are released from slime glands and mix with seawater to produce an ephemeral material with intriguing physical properties. We recently characterized the mechanics...