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for Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science Vol. 119 Issue 1, Spring 2003
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Biologists at East Carolina University conducted a study of the distribution of chondroitin sulfate glycosaminoglycans in the human chorio-amnionic membrane complex. The study utilized immunohistochemistry to localize the antigens. Results suggest creation of a boundary between fetal and maternal tissues and possible participation in regulation of amniotic fluid transport.
The sheepshead minnow or sheepshead pupfish (Cyprinodon variegatus) is a species of fish found in saltmarsh and estuary environments, and is native to the eastern coast of North America. This study investigated the effects of salinity on the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood of C. variegatus.
The present status of longnose gar, Lepisosteus osseus (family Lepisosteidae) in North Carolina is reviewed, with emphasis on those captured in the Cape Fear River. Distribution, abundance, and length-weight relationships were compared to studies from other freshwater areas.