brachyura

Summary

Summary: An infraorder of chiefly marine, largely carnivorous CRUSTACEA, in the order DECAPODA, including the genera Cancer, Uca, and Callinectes.

Top Publications

  1. He L, Wang Q, Jin X, Jin X, Wang Y, Chen L, et al. Transcriptome profiling of testis during sexual maturation stages in Eriocheir sinensis using Illumina sequencing. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e33735 pubmed publisher
    ..This is the first report of a mitten crab transcriptome using high-throughput sequencing technology, and all these testes transcripts can help us understand the molecular mechanisms involved in spermatogenesis and testis maturation...
  2. Hui L, D Andrea B, Jia C, Liang Z, Christie A, Li L. Mass spectrometric characterization of the neuropeptidome of the ghost crab Ocypode ceratophthalma (Brachyura, Ocypodidae). Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2013;184:22-34 pubmed publisher
  3. Wang L, Wang L, Zhang D, Li F, Wang M, Huang M, et al. A novel C-type lectin from crab Eriocheir sinensis functions as pattern recognition receptor enhancing cellular encapsulation. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2013;34:832-42 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, rEsCTL could significantly enhance the in vitro encapsulation of crab hemocytes. All these results suggested that EsCTL functioned as an important PRR involved in immune defense against invading pathogen in crab...
  4. Cheng L, Jin X, Li W, Li S, Guo X, Wang J, et al. Fatty acid binding proteins FABP9 and FABP10 participate in antibacterial responses in Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e54053 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, the data presented here demonstrate the participation of these two lipid metabolism-related proteins in the innate immune system of E. sinensis...
  5. Zhao S, Feng C, Quan W, Chen X, Niu J, Shen Z. Role of living environments in the accumulation characteristics of heavy metals in fishes and crabs in the Yangtze River Estuary, China. Mar Pollut Bull. 2012;64:1163-71 pubmed publisher
    ..Collichthys lucidus is an effective bioindicator for assessing metal levels in water. No significant health risk was identified by the estimated daily intake and target hazard quotients analyses...
  6. Altieri A, Bertness M, Coverdale T, Herrmann N, Angelini C. A trophic cascade triggers collapse of a salt-marsh ecosystem with intensive recreational fishing. Ecology. 2012;93:1402-10 pubmed
  7. Li S, Sun L, Wu H, Hu Z, Liu W, Li Y, et al. The intestinal microbial diversity in mud crab (Scylla paramamosain) as determined by PCR-DGGE and clone library analysis. J Appl Microbiol. 2012;113:1341-51 pubmed publisher
    ..To identify the intestinal microbial diversity in mud crab and to investigate the bacterial difference in the intestinal microbiology between wild crabs (WC), pond-raised healthy and diseased crabs (DC)...
  8. Jin X, Li W, Cheng L, Li S, Guo X, Yu A, et al. Two novel short C-type lectin from Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis, are induced in response to LPS challenged. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2012;33:1149-58 pubmed publisher
    ..Collectively, the data presented here demonstrate the successful isolation of two novel C-type lectins from the Chinese mitten crab, and their role in the innate immune system of an invertebrate...
  9. Coverdale T, Altieri A, Bertness M. Belowground herbivory increases vulnerability of New England salt marshes to die-off. Ecology. 2012;93:2085-94 pubmed
    ..This suggests that belowground herbivory contributes to salt marsh die-offs and adds to growing evidence that belowground herbivory is a widespread structuring force in plant communities that can limit habitat persistence...

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  1. Li X, Zhu L, Li L, Ren Q, Huang Y, Lu J, et al. A novel myeloid differentiation factor 88 homolog, SpMyD88, exhibiting SpToll-binding activity in the mud crab Scylla paramamosain. Dev Comp Immunol. 2013;39:313-22 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, a pull-down assay demonstrated that SpMyD88 showed a binding activity with SpToll. These results suggest that SpMyD88 and SpToll are involved in the defense system of mud crabs against Gram-negative bacteria...
  2. Fang F, Sun H, Zhao Q, Lin C, Sun Y, Gao W, et al. Patterns of diversity, areas of endemism, and multiple glacial refuges for freshwater crabs of the genus Sinopotamon in China (Decapoda: Brachyura: Potamidae). PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e53143 pubmed publisher
  3. Brookes J, Rochette R. Mechanism of a plastic phenotypic response: predator-induced shell thickening in the intertidal gastropod Littorina obtusata. J Evol Biol. 2007;20:1015-27 pubmed
    ..That this induced response is not strictly tied to the animal's behaviour should enhance its evolutionary potential...
  4. Soofi W, Archila S, Prinz A. Co-variation of ionic conductances supports phase maintenance in stomatogastric neurons. J Comput Neurosci. 2012;33:77-95 pubmed publisher
    ..Results indicate a possible relationship between conductance co-regulation and phase maintenance in STG neurons...
  5. Stein W, DeLong N, Wood D, Nusbaum M. Divergent co-transmitter actions underlie motor pattern activation by a modulatory projection neuron. Eur J Neurosci. 2007;26:1148-65 pubmed
    ..Thus, a modulatory projection neuron can elicit rhythmic motor activity by using distinct co-transmitters, with different time courses of action, to simultaneously influence different CPG neurons...
  6. Zhang H, Chen L, Qin J, Zhao D, Wu P, Qin C, et al. Molecular cloning, characterization and expression of a C-type lectin cDNA in Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2011;31:358-63 pubmed publisher
  7. Guk S, Chai J, Sohn W, Kim Y, Sim S, Seo M. Microphallus koreana n. sp. (Trematoda: Microphallidae) transmitted by a marine crab, Macrophthalmus dilatatus. Korean J Parasitol. 2008;46:165-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Based on the morphology of metacercariae and adult flukes, we describe this specimen as a new species, Microphallus koreana n. sp...
  8. Li F, Wang L, Qiu L, Zhang H, Gai Y, Song L. A double WAP domain-containing protein from Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis with antimicrobial activities against Gram-negative bacteria and yeast. Dev Comp Immunol. 2012;36:183-90 pubmed publisher
    ..The results collectively suggested that EsDWD was a novel member of double WAP domain (DWD)-containing proteins, and involved in the immune defense against microorganism and wound healing in E. sinensis...
  9. How M, Zeil J, Hemmi J. Variability of a dynamic visual signal: the fiddler crab claw-waving display. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2009;195:55-67 pubmed publisher
    ..The observed differences and variations are discussed in the light of the evolutionary forces that may shape their design...
  10. Jesse R, Grudinski M, Klaus S, Streit B, Pfenninger M. Evolution of freshwater crab diversity in the Aegean region (Crustacea: Brachyura: Potamidae). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2011;59:23-33 pubmed publisher
    ..Nevertheless, the diversification of most lineages occurred during the Pleistocene epoch thus coinciding with Quaternary fluctuations of the climate...
  11. Milner R, Jennions M, Backwell P. Keeping up appearances: male fiddler crabs wave faster in a crowd. Biol Lett. 2012;8:176-8 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that male fiddler crabs actively reduce the cost of courtship by adjusting their wave rate in response to the immediate level of competition...
  12. Domingues C, Creer S, Taylor M, Queiroga H, Carvalho G. Temporal genetic homogeneity among shore crab (Carcinus maenas) larval events supplied to an estuarine system on the Portuguese northwest coast. Heredity (Edinb). 2011;106:832-40 pubmed publisher
  13. Bourdeau P. Intraspecific trait cospecialization of constitutive and inducible morphological defences in a marine snail from habitats with different predation risk. J Anim Ecol. 2012;81:849-58 pubmed publisher
  14. Mu C, Zheng P, Zhao J, Wang L, Qiu L, Zhang H, et al. A novel type III crustin (CrusEs2) identified from Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2011;31:142-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The purified recombinant CrusEs2 inhibited the growth of Gram-positive bacteria at MIC of 0.093-0.37 ?M. The results indicated that CrusEs2 was involved in immune response of E. sinensis against bacterial challenge...
  15. Keeney D, Waters J, Poulin R. Clonal diversity of the marine trematode Maritrema novaezealandensis within intermediate hosts: the molecular ecology of parasite life cycles. Mol Ecol. 2007;16:431-9 pubmed
    ..The presence of a large number of infected snails and tidal mixing of cercariae prior to infection results in crabs potentially harbouring hundreds of parasite genotypes despite the crabs' territorial behaviour...
  16. Grason E, Miner B. Behavioral plasticity in an invaded system: non-native whelks recognize risk from native crabs. Oecologia. 2012;169:105-15 pubmed publisher
    ..Together, these findings demonstrate several ways that the risk-assessment strategies could be important in establishment and post-establishment dynamics of invasive prey...
  17. Smee D, Ferner M, Weissburg M. Hydrodynamic sensory stressors produce nonlinear predation patterns. Ecology. 2010;91:1391-400 pubmed
    ..Moreover, the relative contribution of lethal vs. nonlethal predator effects in communities also may be influenced by environmental forces that enhance the predator-avoidance abilities of prey or the foraging efficiency of predators...
  18. Stanley J, Radford C, Jeffs A. Behavioural response thresholds in New Zealand crab megalopae to ambient underwater sound. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e28572 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, these results indicate that underwater sound is likely to play a major role in influencing the spatial patterns of settlement of coastal crab species...
  19. Stein W. Modulation of stomatogastric rhythms. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2009;195:989-1009 pubmed publisher
    ..Future challenges include exploring the behavioral conditions under which these systems are activated and how their effects are regulated...
  20. Zmora N, Trant J, Chan S, Chung J. Vitellogenin and its messenger RNA during ovarian development in the female blue crab, Callinectes sapidus: gene expression, synthesis, transport, and cleavage. Biol Reprod. 2007;77:138-46 pubmed
    ..Our results encompass comprehensive overall temporal and spatial aspects of vitellogenesis, which may reflect the reproductive physiology of the female blue crab, e.g., single mating and anecdysis in adulthood...
  21. Hedrich U, Stein W. Characterization of a descending pathway: activation and effects on motor patterns in the brachyuran crustacean stomatogastric nervous system. J Exp Biol. 2008;211:2624-37 pubmed publisher
    ..The IV neurons were thus capable of synchronizing the activities of different motor circuits, which demonstrates the regulation of motor patterns by higher-order neuronal centers...
  22. Stewart M, Stewart P, Soonklang N, Linthong V, Hanna P, Duan W, et al. Spermatogenesis in the blue swimming crab, Portunus pelagicus, and evidence for histones in mature sperm nuclei. Tissue Cell. 2010;42:137-50 pubmed publisher
    ..AUT-PAGE and Western blots show that, during chromatin decondensation, there is a reduction of most histones, with only small amounts of H2B and H3 remaining in mature spermatozoa...
  23. Wang Q, Chen L, Wang Y, Li W, He L, Jiang H. Expression characteristics of two ubiquitin/ribosomal fusion protein genes in the developing testis, accessory gonad and ovary of Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis. Mol Biol Rep. 2012;39:6683-92 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study demonstrates, for the first time, that UBS27 and UBL40 play key roles in gametogenesis and reproductive success in Eriocheir sinensis...
  24. Ferreira E, da S Mourão J, Rocha P, Nascimento D, da S Q Bezerra D. Folk classification of the crabs and swimming crabs (Crustacea-Brachyura) of the Mamanguape river estuary, Northeastern-Brazil. J Ethnobiol Ethnomed. 2009;5:22 pubmed publisher
    ..The objective of this study was investigate the ethnobiological classification of the local crabs and swimming crabs used by the crustaceous gatherers of the Mamanguape River Estuary (MRE), Paraíba State, Brazil...
  25. Murai M, Backwell P, Jennions M. The cost of reliable signaling: experimental evidence for predictable variation among males in a cost-benefit trade-off between sexually selected traits. Evolution. 2009;63:2363-71 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude by discussing the ongoing difficulties in testing the handicap principle...
  26. Guo H, Zou P, Fu J, Guo Z, Zhu B, Nie P, et al. Characterization of two C-type lectin-like domain (CTLD)-containing proteins from the cDNA library of Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2011;30:515-24 pubmed publisher
    ..The expression of EsCTLDcp-2 was decreased at the all time points. All these data suggest a differential role of EsCTLDcp-1 and EsCTLDcp-2 in the crab innate immune response to bacterial infection...
  27. Kim T, Christy J, Dennenmoser S, Choe J. The strength of a female mate preference increases with predation risk. Proc Biol Sci. 2009;276:775-80 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, when predation risk is high, females may continue to express preferences that are under natural selection because they help females avoid predation, strengthening sexual selection for use of the preferred signal...
  28. Städele C, Andras P, Stein W. Simultaneous measurement of membrane potential changes in multiple pattern generating neurons using voltage sensitive dye imaging. J Neurosci Methods. 2012;203:78-88 pubmed publisher
    ..We argue that imaging of neural networks with identifiable neurons with well-known connectivity, like in the STG, is crucial for the understanding of emergence of network functionality...
  29. Shih H, Ng P, Schubart C, Chang H. Phylogeny and phylogeography of the genus Geothelphusa (Crustacea: Decapoda, Brachyura, Potamidae) in southwestern Taiwan based on two mitochondrial genes. Zoolog Sci. 2007;24:57-66 pubmed
    ..and has little value as a taxonomic character. Possible geological events and climatic factors responsible for the historic isolation of the different freshwater crab clades in southwestern Taiwan are discussed in detail...
  30. Seo M, Guk S, Lee S, Chai J. Gynaecotyla squatarolae (Digenea: Microphallidae) from rats experimentally infected with metacercariae from the shore crab, Macrophthalmus dilatatus. Korean J Parasitol. 2007;45:199-204 pubmed
    ..In the present study, it has been first proven that the shore crab M. dilatatus is a second intermediate host for G. squatarolae in the Republic of Korea...
  31. Wang D, Yang W. Molecular cloning and characterization of KIFC1-like kinesin gene (es-KIFC1) in the testis of the Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2010;157:123-31 pubmed publisher
    ..In late spermatids and spermatozoa, es-KIFC1 was expressed in the acrosomal tubule and the band between the acrosome and the nucleus. Therefore, es-KIFC1 probably performs critical functions in the spermiogenesis of E.sinensis...
  32. Tsai J, Lin H. V-type H+-ATPase and Na+,K+-ATPase in the gills of 13 euryhaline crabs during salinity acclimation. J Exp Biol. 2007;210:620-7 pubmed
    ..In conclusion, the hypothesis that V-H+-ATPase plays a crucial role in the freshwater adaptation of crabs is supported by our systemic investigation on 13 euryhaline crabs...
  33. Smarandache C, Stein W. Sensory-induced modification of two motor patterns in the crab, Cancer pagurus. J Exp Biol. 2007;210:2912-22 pubmed
    ..This work thus provides an initial framework for future studies to determine underlying common principles...
  34. Chung J, Zmora N. Functional studies of crustacean hyperglycemic hormones (CHHs) of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus - the expression and release of CHH in eyestalk and pericardial organ in response to environmental stress. FEBS J. 2008;275:693-704 pubmed publisher
    ..In contrast, the mRNA transcripts encoding two CHHs were differentially regulated: PO-CHH increased, whereas ES-CHH decreased. This result suggests a possible differential regulation of transcription of these CHHs...
  35. Milner R, Jennions M, Backwell P. Eavesdropping in crabs: an agency for lady detection. Biol Lett. 2010;6:755-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, males appear to adjust their waving according to the information available: eavesdropping males wave 12 times faster than non-courting males but only 1.7 times slower than males in full visual contact with the female...
  36. O Connor N, Grabowski J, Ladwig L, Bruno J. Simulated predator extinctions: predator identity affects survival and recruitment of oysters. Ecology. 2008;89:428-38 pubmed
  37. Kim E, Kim J, Choi S, Lee S, Hong S. Infection status of freshwater crabs and crayfish with metacercariae of Paragonimus westermani in Korea. Korean J Parasitol. 2009;47:425-6 pubmed publisher
    ..4) metacercariae per infected crayfish. These results suggest that P. westermani metacercariae are still transmitted by crayfish enzootically in southern Korea, and that freshwater crabs may transmit metacercariae only on rare occasions...
  38. Darling J. Interspecific hybridization and mitochondrial introgression in invasive carcinus shore crabs. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e17828 pubmed publisher
  39. Trussell G, Ewanchuk P, Matassa C. Resource identity modifies the influence of predation risk on ecosystem function. Ecology. 2008;89:2798-807 pubmed
    ..We suggest that our understanding of the connection between trophic dynamics and ecosystem functioning will improve considerably once the effects of predation risk on individual behavior and physiology are considered...
  40. Li Y, Xia X, Wu Q, Liu W, Lin Y. Infection with Hematodinium sp. in mud crabs Scylla serrata cultured in low salinity water in southern China. Dis Aquat Organ. 2008;82:145-50 pubmed publisher
    ..is at least one of the main pathogens of milky disease. The salinity in S. serrata culture ponds was < 9. To our knowledge, this is the first report showing the Hematodinium infection in a cultured crustacean in low salinity water...
  41. Reaney L, Sims R, Sims S, Jennions M, Backwell P. Experiments with robots explain synchronized courtship in fiddler crabs. Curr Biol. 2008;18:R62-3 pubmed publisher
  42. Edgell T, Rochette R. Differential snail predation by an exotic crab and the geography of shell-claw covariance in the Northwest Atlantic. Evolution. 2008;62:1216-28 pubmed publisher
    ..One possible explanation for these patterns is that L. littorea may have interacted with green crabs for centuries (in Europe) prior to their reintroduction to green crabs in America, thus predator-resistance may had already evolved...
  43. Jiang H, Cai Y, Chen L, Zhang X, Hu S, Wang Q. Functional annotation and analysis of expressed sequence tags from the hepatopancreas of mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis). Mar Biotechnol (NY). 2009;11:317-26 pubmed publisher
    ..These results might serve as the basis for an in-depth genomics study of E. sinensis, including transcriptome analysis, physical mapping, and whole genome sequencing...
  44. Wang L, Yan B, Liu N, Li Y, Wang Q. Effects of cadmium on glutathione synthesis in hepatopancreas of freshwater crab, Sinopotamon yangtsekiense. Chemosphere. 2008;74:51-6 pubmed publisher
  45. Darling J, Bagley M, Roman J, Tepolt C, Geller J. Genetic patterns across multiple introductions of the globally invasive crab genus Carcinus. Mol Ecol. 2008;17:4992-5007 pubmed publisher
    ..maenas invasions vary broadly in the degree to which they retain genetic diversity, although populations with the least variation typically derive from secondary invasions or from introductions that occurred more than 100 years ago...
  46. Beltrame M, De Marco S, Marcovecchio J. Effects of zinc on molting and body weight of the estuarine crab Neohelice granulata (Brachyura: Varunidae). Sci Total Environ. 2010;408:531-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Considering that levels up to 1 mg ZnL(-1) were recently reported in Mar Chiquita coastal lagoon waters, the potential occurrence of mean chronic effects on the crab population within the coastal lagoon is discussed...
  47. Orélis Ribeiro R, Boeger W, Vicente V, Chammas M, Ostrensky A. Fulfilling Koch's postulates confirms the mycotic origin of Lethargic Crab Disease. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 2011;99:601-8 pubmed publisher
    ..These results fulfil Koch's postulates and the hypothesis that the tested strain of Exophiala cancerae is a causative agent of LCD is accepted...
  48. Lin Z, Qiao J, Zhang Y, Guo L, Huang H, Yan F, et al. Cloning and characterisation of the SpToll gene from green mud crab, Scylla paramamosain. Dev Comp Immunol. 2012;37:164-75 pubmed publisher
    ..In summary, these studies suggested a novel Toll homologue in crab and identified a SNP with potential pathogen-resistant activities. The result will be important for the investigation of crab immune defense mechanisms...
  49. Trussell G, Matassa C, Luttbeg B. The effects of variable predation risk on foraging and growth: less risk is not necessarily better. Ecology. 2011;92:1799-806 pubmed
    ..Hence, exclusive focus on behavioral responses to risk will likely provide an incomplete understanding of how NCEs shape individual fitness and the dynamics of ecological communities...
  50. Cumberlidge N, Ng P, Yeo D, Naruse T, Meyer K, Esser L. Diversity, endemism and conservation of the freshwater crabs of China (Brachyura: Potamidae and Gecarcinucidae). Integr Zool. 2011;6:45-55 pubmed publisher
    ..There is therefore an urgent need for increased species exploration and for the development of a conservation strategy for China's threatened (and potentially threatened) endemic freshwater crab species...
  51. Stein W, Andras P. Light-induced effects of a fluorescent voltage-sensitive dye on neuronal activity in the crab stomatogastric ganglion. J Neurosci Methods. 2010;188:290-4 pubmed publisher
    ..It may thus also be used as a means to study the maintenance of phase relationships in rhythmic motor patterns...
  52. Diaz J, Cremonte F. Development from metacercaria to adult of a new species of Maritrema (Digenea: Microphallidae) parasitic in the kelp gull, Larus dominicanus , from the Patagonian coast, Argentina. J Parasitol. 2010;96:740-5 pubmed publisher
    ..altimanus acts as a second intermediate host of M. madrynensis n. sp. This is the first report of a Maritrema species in Patagonia and the southernmost record for the genus...
  53. Towle D, Henry R, Terwilliger N. Microarray-detected changes in gene expression in gills of green crabs (Carcinus maenas) upon dilution of environmental salinity. Comp Biochem Physiol Part D Genomics Proteomics. 2011;6:115-25 pubmed publisher
    ..Expression of transcripts encoding a variety of mitochondrial proteins was significantly upregulated between 4 days and 7 days post-transfer, consistent with the proliferation of mitochondria-rich cells previously observed at this time...