Significance To Humans

The hook on the caudal appendage of C. pengoi often becomes tangled in fishing gear, fouling the equipment. In addition, C.

pengoi competes with fish for food, and high populations of this species may reduce the number of fishes in a water body. Further, the fishhook water flea may intensify the eutrophication (overgrowth of algae resulting from an increased supply of nutrients) of water bodies by eating zooplankton that would normally graze on the algae. ♦

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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