Behavior

Ergasilids have unique lifecycle: eggs hatch into free-swimming naupliar phase, which comprises six stages, followed by first to fifth copepodids preceding the adult. First nauplius 0.003 in (0.08 mm) in length, sixth nauplius 0.01 in (0.29 mm). Only adult female is parasitic, seeking and attaching to a wide variety of freshwater fishes. Female attaches to gill filament of host, using clawed antennae that penetrate host gill epithelium. One, sometimes two, generations during the spring and summer; the population survives over winter as adult females on fishes.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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