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Publications from the National Resource for Aplysia

Larval growth, development, and survival of laboratory-reared Aplysia californica: effects of diet and veliger density. Capo TR, Bardales AT, Gillette PR, Lara MR, Schmale MC, Serafy JE. Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol. 2009 Mar;149(2):215-23. Epub 2008 Oct 30.

Gerdes, R., and Fieber, L. A. 2006. Life history and aging of captive-reared California sea hares (Aplysia californica). J.  Amer. Assn. Lab. Anim. Sci. 45:40-47. Web

Irdrisi N., B.F. Barimo, A. Hudder, Capo T.R. and P.J.  Walsh. 2006. Rates of Nitrogen Excretion and Oxygen Consumption in the California Sea Hare, Aplysia californica. Bull. Mar. Sci., 79(1): 231-237.  Web

Fieber, L. A., M. C. Schmale, N. Jordi, E. Orbesen, G. A. Diaz and T. R. Capo. 2005. Von Bertalanffy growth models for  hatchery-reared A. californica. Bull. Mar. Sci.  76:95-104. Web

Stommes, D., L A. Fieber, C. Beno, R. Gerdes, and T. R. Capo.  2005. Temperature effects on growth, maturation and lifespan of  the California sea hare. Contemp. Topics Lab. An. Sci.  44:31-35. Web

Medina, M., T. Collins and P.J. Walsh. 2005. Phylogeny of sea hares in the genus Aplysia based on mitochondrial DNA sequence data. Bull. Mar. Sci. 76: 691-698. Web

Barile P.J, B. E. Lapointe, and T. R. Capo, 2004. Dietary  nitrogen availability in macroalgae enhances growth of the sea hare Aplysia californica (Opisthobranchia: Anaspidea). J  Exp. Mar. Biol and Ecol.303:65-78.Web Web

Ludwig, A.N. and P.J. Walsh 2004.  Sperm storage and use in laboratory-reared Aplysia californica, a simultaneous hermaphrodite. Mar. Biol. 145:727-732. Web

Capo, T., L. Fieber, D. Stommes, and P. Walsh. 2003. Reproductive output in the hatchery-reared California sea hare at  different stocking densities. Contemp. Topics Lab. An. Sci.  42:31-35.  Web

Jaenicke E, Walsh PJ, Decker H. 2003 Isolation and characterization of haemoporin, an abundant haemolymph protein  from Aplysia californica. Biochem J. 375:681-688. Web

Capo, T. R., L. A. Fieber, D. L. Stommes, and P. J.  Walsh. 2002. The effect of stocking density on growth rate and maturation time in laboratory-reared California sea hares. Contemp. Topics Lab. An. Sci.  41:18-23.  Web

Medina M, Collins TM, Walsh PJ. 2001. mtDNA ribosomal gene phylogeny of sea hares in the genus Aplysia (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia, Anaspidea): implications for comparative neurobiology. Syst Biol. 50:676-688.  Web

Capo, T.R. and Walsh, P. 2001. Producing Marine Snails for  Biomedical Research. Global Aquaculture Advocate, Vol.4, Issue 2.  p. 73-74.

Fieber, L. A. 2000. The development of excitatory capability in Aplysia californica bag cells observed in cohorts.  Devel. Brain Res. 122:47-58. Web

Medina,  M. and Walsh, P.J. 2000. Molecular systematics of the order  Anaspidea Based on Mitochondrial DNA sequence (12S, 16S and COI).  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 15:41-58.  Web

Fieber, L.A. 1998. Characterization of Na+ and Ca2+ currents  in bag cells of sexually immature Aplysia californica. J. Exp. Biol. 201:745-754.  Web

Fieber, L.A. 1995. Characterization and hormonal modulation of  Na+ and Ca2+ currents underlying the action potential in bag  cells in two species of Aplysia. J. Exp. Biol.  198:2337-2347.  Web

Capo, T., Jaramillo, J., Boyd, A., Lapointe, B.,  and J. Serafy. 1999. Sustained high yields of Gracilaria(Rhodophyta) grown in intensive large-scale culture. Journal of  Applied Phycology 11: pp. 143-147

Nolen,T. G., Johnson, P.M., Kicklighter, C., and Capo,  T.R. Ink Secretion by the Marine Snail Aplysia californica Enhances Its Ability to Escape from a Natural Predator. J. Comp  Physiol A (1995) 176: 239-254

Young, E.S.; Malhotra, M.; Capo, T.R.; Ram, J.L. 1991. High  levels of polysaccharides in Aplysiahepatopancreas and  penis: Differential effects of nutrition and development.  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A Comparative Physiology  0300-9629 607-612.

Nadeau, L., Paige, J. A., Starczak, V., Capo, T., Lafler, J. and Bidwell, J. P. 1989. Metamorphic competence in Aplysia californica Cooper. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol.  Vol. 131, pp. 171-193.

Good, M.J.; Capo, T.R.; Nadeau, L. 1984 Variation  in growth of post-metamorphic Aplysia californica.  The Biological Bulletin. Vol. 167, p. 536.

Leibovitz, L., and Capo, T.R. 1982. A phytomastigophorean infection of embryonating sea hares Aplysia californica. The Biological Bulletin.  Vol. 163, p. 393

Kandel, P., and Capo, T. R. 1979. The packaging of  ova in the egg cases of Aplysia californica.  Veliger. Vol. 22, pp. 194-198.