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ERIC Number: EJ268974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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A Palaeozoic Puzzle in Cenozoic Science.
Mikkelsen, Tom
Impact of Science on Society, v32 n2 p209-20 Apr-Jun 1982
The sword-tailed horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) has developed its own defense against bacteria surrounding it. This defense system, under the name "Limulus test," now provides medicine and hygiene with a valuable means of detecting bacterial endotoxins at extremely low levels. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
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Language: English
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