astacoidea

Summary

Summary: A superfamily of various freshwater CRUSTACEA, in the infraorder Astacidea, comprising the crayfish. Common genera include Astacus and Procambarus. Crayfish resemble lobsters, but are usually much smaller.

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  1. Lin X, Soderhall K, Söderhäll I. Transglutaminase activity in the hematopoietic tissue of a crustacean, Pacifastacus leniusculus, importance in hemocyte homeostasis. BMC Immunol. 2008;9:58 pubmed publisher
    ..We also found that TGase is an abundant protein in the hematopoietic tissue (Hpt) cells of crayfish and hence we have studied the possible function of this enzyme in hematopoiesis...
  2. Aquiloni L, Massolo A, Gherardi F. Sex identification in female crayfish is bimodal. Naturwissenschaften. 2009;96:103-10 pubmed publisher
    ..This is one of the few clear examples in invertebrates of non-redundancy in a bimodal communication system...
  3. Lin X, S derh ll K, S derh ll I. Invertebrate hematopoiesis: an astakine-dependent novel hematopoietic factor. J Immunol. 2011;186:2073-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study of CHF may also shed light on the function of this untypical insulin growth factor binding protein motif located in the N-terminal of vertebrate CRIM1...
  4. Vrålstad T, Johnsen S, Fristad R, Edsman L, Strand D. Potent infection reservoir of crayfish plague now permanently established in Norway. Dis Aquat Organ. 2011;97:75-83 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study demonstrates that a potent crayfish plague infection reservoir, evidently originating from the illegal human introduction of signal crayfish, has permanently been established in Norway...
  5. Lin X, Kim Y, Lee B, Soderhall K, Söderhäll I. Identification and properties of a receptor for the invertebrate cytokine astakine, involved in hematopoiesis. Exp Cell Res. 2009;315:1171-80 pubmed
  6. Cattaert D, Delbecque J, Edwards D, Issa F. Social interactions determine postural network sensitivity to 5-HT. J Neurosci. 2010;30:5603-16 pubmed publisher
    ..These observations suggest that neural networks are more reactive in dominants than in subordinates, and this divergence is even reinforced by 5-HT modulation...
  7. Kušar D, Vrezec A, Ocepek M, Jencic V. Aphanomyces astaci in wild crayfish populations in Slovenia: first report of persistent infection in a stone crayfish Austropotamobius torrentium population. Dis Aquat Organ. 2013;103:157-69 pubmed publisher
    ..Findings of the presumed co-evolution of A. astaci and ICS hosts open new perspectives, necessitating additional studies on the presence of A. astaci genotypes in the persistently infected ICS populations...
  8. Vogt G. Investigation of hatching and early post-embryonic life of freshwater crayfish by in vitro culture, behavioral analysis, and light and electron microscopy. J Morphol. 2008;269:790-811 pubmed publisher
    ..In vitro culture of the isogenic marbled crayfish is recommended for broader use in research because it enables not only time and stage-specific sampling but also precisely timed experimental manipulations...
  9. Fischer P, Curtis K, Marcos L, Weil G. Molecular characterization of the North American lung fluke Paragonimus kellicotti in Missouri and its development in Mongolian gerbils. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011;84:1005-11 pubmed publisher
    ..These results demonstrate that P. kellicotti is common in Missouri crayfish. The gerbil model may be useful for research on the pathogenesis, immunology, and treatment of paragonimiasis...

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  1. Larson E, Olden J. Latent extinction and invasion risk of crayfishes in the southeastern United States. Conserv Biol. 2010;24:1099-110 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results illustrate the utility of trait-based approaches for taxonomic groups such as invertebrates, for which detailed species-specific data are rare and conservation resources are chronically limited...
  2. Yue G, Wang G, Zhu B, Wang C, Zhu Z, Lo L. Discovery of four natural clones in a crayfish species Procambarus clarkii. Int J Biol Sci. 2008;4:279-82 pubmed
    ..Phylogenetic analysis using microsatellite genotypes suggests recent origin of the four clones. Sequencing a part of the mitochondrial gene Cox I confirmed that the four clones were from the species Procambarus clarkii...
  3. Sandeman D, Benton J, Beltz B. An identified serotonergic neuron regulates adult neurogenesis in the crustacean brain. Dev Neurobiol. 2009;69:530-45 pubmed publisher
    ..This is the first identified neural pathway through which adult neurogenesis has been directly manipulated...
  4. Song C, Johnstone L, Edwards D, Derby C, Schmidt M. Cellular basis of neurogenesis in the brain of crayfish, Procambarus clarkii: Neurogenic complex in the olfactory midbrain from hatchlings to adults. Arthropod Struct Dev. 2009;38:339-60 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that neurogenesis in the olfactory deutocerebrum of juvenile and adult P. clarkii is based on a few neuroblasts that are associated with unique clumps of cells likely representing stem cell niches...
  5. Henry T, Lane M, Weil G, Bailey T, Bhalla S. Chest CT features of North American paragonimiasis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012;198:1076-83 pubmed publisher
  6. Schultz M, Ierodiaconou D, Smith S, Horwitz P, Richardson A, Crandall K, et al. Sea-level changes and palaeo-ranges: reconstruction of ancient shorelines and river drainages and the phylogeography of the Australian land crayfish Engaeus sericatus Clark (Decapoda: Parastacidae). Mol Ecol. 2008;17:5291-314 pubmed publisher
    ..We recommend that future studies consider all three of these distance measures, especially for studies of coastally distributed species...
  7. Strand D, Holst Jensen A, Viljugrein H, Edvardsen B, Klaveness D, Jussila J, et al. Detection and quantification of the crayfish plague agent in natural waters: direct monitoring approach for aquatic environments. Dis Aquat Organ. 2011;95:9-17 pubmed publisher
    ..The approach will further facilitate studies of A. astaci spore dynamics during plague outbreaks and in carrier crayfish populations, which will broaden our knowledge of the biology of this devastating crayfish pathogen...
  8. Twardochleb L, Novak M, Moore J. Using the functional response of a consumer to predict biotic resistance to invasive prey. Ecol Appl. 2012;22:1162-71 pubmed
    ..Quantifying the shape and uncertainty of predator functional responses to nonnative prey may help predict the outcomes of invasions...
  9. Grey J, Jackson M. 'Leaves and eats shoots': direct terrestrial feeding can supplement invasive red swamp crayfish in times of need. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e42575 pubmed publisher
    ..These are the first empirical data to demonstrate direct use of terrestrial resources by an aquatic crayfish species and further highlight the traits that make red swamp crayfish such opportunistic and successful invaders...
  10. Aquiloni L, Buric M, Gherardi F. Crayfish females eavesdrop on fighting males before choosing the dominant mate. Curr Biol. 2008;18:R462-3 pubmed publisher
  11. Kozubíková E, Vrålstad T, Filipová L, Petrusek A. Re-examination of the prevalence of Aphanomyces astaci in North American crayfish populations in Central Europe by TaqMan MGB real-time PCR. Dis Aquat Organ. 2011;97:113-25 pubmed publisher
    ..Further, we found positive correlation between the prevalence of infection carriers in American crayfish populations and the average amounts of A. astaci DNA detected in infected local crayfish individuals...
  12. Fabritius Vilpoux K, Bisch Knaden S, Harzsch S. Engrailed-like immunoreactivity in the embryonic ventral nerve cord of the Marbled Crayfish (Marmorkrebs). Invert Neurosci. 2008;8:177-97 pubmed publisher
    ..The present report may serve as a basis to explore the question if during crustacean neurogenesis additional communalities with insects exist...
  13. Araki M, Hasegawa T, Komatsuda S, Nagayama T. Social status-dependent modulation of LG-flip habituation in the crayfish. J Exp Biol. 2013;216:681-6 pubmed publisher
  14. Hulak M, Kaspar V, Kozak P, Buric M, Filipova L, Petrusek A. Cross-species amplification of microsatellite markers in the invasive spiny-cheek crayfish (Orconectes limosus): assessment and application. J Appl Genet. 2010;51:73-8 pubmed
    ..660 to 0.890 for H(e). No linkage disequilibrium and no null alleles were detected. The selected markers are useful for assessing population structure, intraspecific variation, and paternity studies in spiny-cheek crayfish...
  15. Tuffs S, Oidtmann B. A comparative study of molecular diagnostic methods designed to detect the crayfish plague pathogen, Aphanomyces astaci. Vet Microbiol. 2011;153:343-53 pubmed publisher
    ..The tested variation of the conventional PCR assay with a changed forward primer led to amplification of some non A. astaci DNA. Advantages and disadvantages, including suitable application are discussed for each assay...
  16. Tunca E, Uçüncü E, Ozkan A, Ulger Z, Tekinay T. Tissue distribution and correlation profiles of heavy-metal accumulation in the freshwater crayfish Astacus leptodactylus. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2013;64:676-91 pubmed publisher
    ..Relatively low correlation rates were observed between (52)Cr/(53)Cr and (63)Cu/(65)Cu concentrations in several tissue types in both male and female cohorts, whereas no such trend was observed between Cd and Pb isotopes...
  17. Il Han J, Janes T, Lukowiak K. The role of serotonin in the enhancement of long-term memory resulting from predator detection in Lymnaea. J Exp Biol. 2010;213:3603-14 pubmed publisher
    ..Together, these findings support the hypothesis that the serotonergic system plays a key role in modulating the predator-induced stress responses in Lymnaea...
  18. Zhang Y, Benton J, Beltz B. 5-HT receptors mediate lineage-dependent effects of serotonin on adult neurogenesis in Procambarus clarkii. Neural Dev. 2011;6:2 pubmed publisher
  19. Kozubíková E, Viljamaa Dirks S, Heinikainen S, Petrusek A. Spiny-cheek crayfish Orconectes limosus carry a novel genotype of the crayfish plague pathogen Aphanomyces astaci. J Invertebr Pathol. 2011;108:214-6 pubmed publisher
    ..astaci genotype. Improving knowledge on the diversity of this parasite may facilitate identification of genotypes in mass mortalities of European crayfish, thus tracing the sources of infection...
  20. Viljamaa Dirks S, Heinikainen S, Torssonen H, Pursiainen M, Mattila J, Pelkonen S. Distribution and epidemiology of genotypes of the crayfish plague agent Aphanomyces astaci from noble crayfish Astacus astacus in Finland. Dis Aquat Organ. 2013;103:199-208 pubmed publisher
    ..This study shows that persistent crayfish plague infection is not uncommon in noble crayfish populations. The described epidemiological features suggest a difference in virulence between these 2 genotypes...
  21. Matsuzaki S, Usio N, Takamura N, Washitani I. Contrasting impacts of invasive engineers on freshwater ecosystems: an experiment and meta-analysis. Oecologia. 2009;158:673-86 pubmed publisher
    ..However, key variables (e.g. macrophytes) relating to stable-state changes responded differently to increasing carp or crayfish biomass, indicating that they have differential ecosystem impacts...
  22. Berry F, Breithaupt T. To signal or not to signal? Chemical communication by urine-borne signals mirrors sexual conflict in crayfish. BMC Biol. 2010;8:25 pubmed publisher
    ..Test individuals were blindfolded to exclude visual disturbance from dye release and artificial urine introduction...
  23. Hochwimmer G, Tober R, Bibars Reiter R, Licek E, Steinborn R. Identification of two GH18 chitinase family genes and their use as targets for detection of the crayfish-plague oomycete Aphanomyces astaci. BMC Microbiol. 2009;9:184 pubmed publisher
    ..We developed an alternative closed-tube assay for A. astaci, which achieves robustness through simultaneous amplification of multiple functionally constrained genes...
  24. Jackson M, Donohue I, Jackson A, Britton J, Harper D, Grey J. Population-level metrics of trophic structure based on stable isotopes and their application to invasion ecology. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e31757 pubmed publisher
    ..Although we have demonstrated their applicability specifically using a detailed temporal dataset of species invasion in a lake, they have a wide array of potential ecological applications...
  25. Tunca E, Uçüncü E, Ozkan A, Ulger Z, Cansızoğlu A, Tekinay T. Differences in the accumulation and distribution profile of heavy metals and metalloid between male and female crayfish (Astacus leptodactylus). Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2013;90:570-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Accumulation models were described separately for male and female crayfish using regression analysis, and are presented for models where R(2) > 0.85...
  26. Pârvulescu L, Schrimpf A, Kozubíková E, Cabanillas Resino S, Vrålstad T, Petrusek A, et al. Invasive crayfish and crayfish plague on the move: first detection of the plague agent Aphanomyces astaci in the Romanian Danube. Dis Aquat Organ. 2012;98:85-94 pubmed publisher
    ..The crayfish plague agent, however, may reach the delta substantially earlier, through dispersal downstream among populations of native crayfish...
  27. Sintoni S, Benton J, Beltz B, Hansson B, Harzsch S. Neurogenesis in the central olfactory pathway of adult decapod crustaceans: development of the neurogenic niche in the brains of procambarid crayfish. Neural Dev. 2012;7:1 pubmed publisher
    ..In this paper, the development of the niche was documented by monitoring proliferating cells with S-phase-specific markers combined with immunohistochemical, dye-injection and pulse-chase experiments...
  28. Fujimoto S, Hirata B, Nagayama T. Dominance hierarchy-dependent behavioural plasticity of crayfish avoidance reactions. J Exp Biol. 2011;214:2718-23 pubmed publisher
    ..This behavioural transition from dart to turn response occurred immediately and was maintained for at least 3 days even if a dominant crayfish was isolated again with no opponent...
  29. Buřič M, Hulák M, Kouba A, Petrusek A, Kozák P. A successful crayfish invader is capable of facultative parthenogenesis: a novel reproductive mode in decapod crustaceans. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e20281 pubmed publisher
    ..limosus, and what role it plays in natural crayfish populations. However, if such reproductive plasticity is present in other cambarid crayfish species, it may contribute to the overwhelming invasive success of this group. ..
  30. Vrålstad T, Knutsen A, Tengs T, Holst Jensen A. A quantitative TaqMan MGB real-time polymerase chain reaction based assay for detection of the causative agent of crayfish plague Aphanomyces astaci. Vet Microbiol. 2009;137:146-55 pubmed publisher
    ..The benefits and limitations of the method are discussed, and guidance to practical application and interpretation of analytical results is provided...
  31. Makkonen J, Jussila J, Kortet R, Vainikka A, Kokko H. Differing virulence of Aphanomyces astaci isolates and elevated resistance of noble crayfish Astacus astacus against crayfish plague. Dis Aquat Organ. 2012;102:129-36 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, we observed clear signs of increased resistance in different populations of noble crayfish towards some of the tested strains belonging to the As-genotype of A. astaci...
  32. Vogt G, Wirkner C, Richter S. Symmetry variation in the heart-descending artery system of the parthenogenetic marbled crayfish. J Morphol. 2009;270:221-6 pubmed publisher
    ..We recommend that the marbled crayfish be considered for investigation of the epigenetic mechanisms responsible for the maintenance and breaking of bilateral symmetry in metazoans...
  33. Pedraza Lara C, Alda F, Carranza S, Doadrio I. Mitochondrial DNA structure of the Iberian populations of the white-clawed crayfish, Austropotamobius italicus italicus (Faxon, 1914). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2010;57:327-42 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that although possible, human translocations may not be the only cause to explain the complex distribution patterns of species strongly affected by recent climatic events...
  34. Schultz M, Smith S, Horwitz P, Richardson A, Crandall K, Austin C. Evolution underground: a molecular phylogenetic investigation of Australian burrowing freshwater crayfish (Decapoda: Parastacidae) with particular focus on Engaeus Erichson. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2009;50:580-98 pubmed publisher
    ..Using a Bayesian relaxed molecular clock method, the 16S rDNA data show generic-level diversification coinciding with the transition from a wet to arid palaeoclimate near the mid Miocene...
  35. Alcaro A, Panksepp J, Huber R. d-Amphetamine stimulates unconditioned exploration/approach behaviors in crayfish: towards a conserved evolutionary function of ancestral drug reward. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2011;99:75-80 pubmed publisher
  36. Zhang Y, Allodi S, Sandeman D, Beltz B. Adult neurogenesis in the crayfish brain: proliferation, migration, and possible origin of precursor cells. Dev Neurobiol. 2009;69:415-36 pubmed publisher
    ..We present here preliminary evidence for an association between vascular cells and the niche precursors, which may relate to the life-long growth and maintenance of the crustacean neurogenic niche...
  37. Mosco A, Zlatev V, Guarnaccia C, Pongor S, Campanella A, Zahariev S, et al. Novel protocol for the chemical synthesis of crustacean hyperglycemic hormone analogues--an efficient experimental tool for studying their functions. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e30052 pubmed publisher
    ..The results show that the presence of D-Phe³ modifies the cHH functionality, contributing to the diversification of the hormone pool...
  38. Benton J, Zhang Y, Kirkhart C, Sandeman D, Beltz B. Primary neuronal precursors in adult crayfish brain: replenishment from a non-neuronal source. BMC Neurosci. 2011;12:53 pubmed publisher
    ..Based on these observations we have hypothesized that (1) the neuronal stem cells in the crayfish brain are not self-renewing, and (2) a source external to the neurogenic niche must provide cells that replenish the stem cell pool...
  39. Li Y, Wang W, Liu X, Luo W, Zhang J, Gul Y. DNA extraction from crayfish exoskeleton. Indian J Exp Biol. 2011;49:953-7 pubmed
    ..Since the extracted DNA from CE is suitable for gene amplification, the results present usefulness of CE as an easy and convenient DNA source for PCR-based population genetic research...
  40. Yue G, Li J, Wang C, Xia J, Wang G, Feng J. High prevalence of multiple paternity in the invasive crayfish species, Procambarus clarkii. Int J Biol Sci. 2010;6:107-15 pubmed
  41. Svoboda J, Kozubíková E, Kozak P, Kouba A, Bahadir Koca S, Diler O, et al. PCR detection of the crayfish plague pathogen in narrow-clawed crayfish inhabiting Lake E?irdir in Turkey. Dis Aquat Organ. 2012;98:255-9 pubmed publisher
    ..astaci. This complies with other recent reports of coexistence of native European crayfish with this pathogen, and further research is now needed to identify the key mechanisms allowing it...
  42. Noonin C, Lin X, Jiravanichpaisal P, Soderhall K, Söderhäll I. Invertebrate hematopoiesis: an anterior proliferation center as a link between the hematopoietic tissue and the brain. Stem Cells Dev. 2012;21:3173-86 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings offer an opportunity to learn more about invertebrate hematopoiesis and its connection to the central nervous system, thereby obtaining new information about the evolution of different blood and nerve cell lineages...
  43. Aquiloni L, Giulianini P, Mosco A, Guarnaccia C, Ferrero E, Gherardi F. Crustacean hyperglycemic hormone (cHH) as a modulator of aggression in crustacean decapods. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e50047 pubmed publisher
    ..New research perspectives are thus opened in our intriguing effort of understanding the role of cHH in the modulation of agonistic behaviour in crustaceans. ..
  44. Lane M, Barsanti M, Santos C, Yeung M, Lubner S, Weil G. Human paragonimiasis in North America following ingestion of raw crayfish. Clin Infect Dis. 2009;49:e55-61 pubmed publisher
    ..Physicians should consider the possibility that patients who present with cough, fever, hemoptysis, and eosinophilia may have paragonimiasis...
  45. Shechter A, Glazer L, Cheled S, Mor E, Weil S, Berman A, et al. A gastrolith protein serving a dual role in the formation of an amorphous mineral containing extracellular matrix. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:7129-34 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, GAP 65 is the first protein shown to have dual function, involved both in extracellular matrix formation and in mineral deposition during biomineralization...
  46. Buric M, Kouba A, Kozák P. Intra-sex dimorphism in crayfish females. Zoology (Jena). 2010;113:301-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The cycle of form alternation, consisting of two molts per year, may facilitate the effective utilization of resources to increase the size of body parts important to survival and reproduction...
  47. Sato D, Nagayama T. Development of agonistic encounters in dominance hierarchy formation in juvenile crayfish. J Exp Biol. 2012;215:1210-7 pubmed publisher
    ..With increasing body size, the probability of tailflips decreased while that of retreats increased as the submissive behavioural act of subordinate animals...
  48. Ueno R, Nagayama T. Interlocking of chelae is a key factor for dominance hierarchy formation in crayfish. J Exp Biol. 2012;215:2841-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Preventing chelae from interlocking prevented escalation of agonistic bouts. We show that interlocking of chelae acted as a key factor for the formation of dominance hierarchy...
  49. Kozubíková E, Filipova L, Kozak P, Duris Z, Martin M, Diéguez Uribeondo J, et al. Prevalence of the crayfish plague pathogen Aphanomyces astaci in invasive American crayfishes in the Czech Republic. Conserv Biol. 2009;23:1204-13 pubmed publisher
  50. Perry W, Feder J, Dwyer G, Lodge D. Hybrid zone dynamics and species replacement between Orconectes crayfishes in a northern Wisconsin lake. Evolution. 2001;55:1153-66 pubmed
    ..propinquus nuclear genes. Although our results suggest that O. rusticus and O. propinquus may not be true species under the biological concept, their ecological differences are of great conservation importance...
  51. Khalaila I, Manor R, Weil S, Granot Y, Keller R, Sagi A. The eyestalk-androgenic gland-testis endocrine axis in the crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2002;127:147-56 pubmed
    ..The above findings, together with the evidence for direct inhibition by the sinus gland on the AG, suggest an endocrine axis-like relationship between the sinus gland, the AG, and the male reproductive system in decapod crustaceans...
  52. Sagi A, Khalaila I, Abdu U, Shoukrun R, Weil S. A newly established ELISA showing the effect of the androgenic gland on secondary-vitellogenic-specific protein in the hemolymph of the crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 1999;115:37-45 pubmed
    ..quadricarinatus, confirming the central role of this gland in tuning sexual plasticity in this species...