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Resource:National Resource Center for Cephalopods

Name: Resource:National Resource Center for Cephalopods
Description: THIS RESOURCE IS NO LONGER IN SERVICE, documented on July 17, 2013.

The center serves the biomedical research community's increased needs for alternative invertebrate models by maintaining a consistent year-round supply of live cephalopod mollusks. These animals are suitable for a wide range of physiological and molecular biological investigations.
Investigations are being conducted in the area of life history related to improved animal husbandry. Further studies focus on improving culture system design through development of computer automation and innovative water filtration technology. Current biomedical research on cephalopods includes neurophysiology of the giant axon; anatomy and neurophysiology of the equilibrium receptor organ as a comparative model of the vestibular system of invertebrates; chemoreception, basic nutrition, and protein metabolism; cellular receptor function; and brain, behavior, and learning.
Services Provided:
The center has built a computer-automated, environmentally controlled, recirculating seawater laboratory for the purpose of culturing cephalopods. The tank systems can be used to conduct a variety of experiments never before possible with cephalopods.
Visiting researchers have access to dedicated facilities, including wet and dry laboratory space, office space, computer support and accommodations, as well as priority access to all available live animal resources. Off-site investigators can have live animals, dissected animal tissues/body fluids from all life stages, and a variety of molecular reagents (gene libraries and clones) delivered year-round. Staff expertise and an extensive literature library are available.

All life stages of the squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) and the common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) are available year-round from laboratory culture populations. The sepiolid squid (Euprymna scolopes) can also be cultured on request. The squid Lolliguncula brevis is available year-round from local waters; the squids Loligo opalescens, L. pealeii, and L. plei can be obtained seasonally on request. The chambered nautilus, Nautilus pompilius, and Octopus bimaculoides are available on request. Animal costs vary by species and size. Any tissue or body fluid from these animals can also be provided. Fees for special services are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
Other Name(s): National Resource Center for Cephalopods
Abbreviation: NRCC
Parent Organization: University of Texas; Texas; USA
Supporting Agency: National Institutes of Health, National Center for Research Resources, Texas Institute of Oceanography
Resource Type(s): Topical portal, Organism supplier
Resource: Resource
URL: http://www.cephalopod.org/DBMR.cfm
Id: nif-0000-25474
Availability: THIS RESOURCE IS NO LONGER IN SERVICE, documented on July 17, 2013.
Keywords: euprymna scolopes, function, gene, anatomy, animal, axon, behavior, biological, biomedical, brain, cellular, cephalopod mollusk, chemoreception, clone, culture, cuttlefish, invertebrate, inverteprate, laboratory, learning, lolliguncula brevis, metabolism, model, molecular, nautilus pompilius, neurophysiology, nutrition, octopus bimaculoides, organ, physiological, protein, reagent, receptor, research, sepia officinalis, sepiolid squid, sepioteuthis lessoniana, squid
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Facts about Resource:National Resource Center for CephalopodsRDF feed
AbbrevNRCC  +
AvailabilityTHIS RESOURCE IS NO LONGER IN SERVICE  +, Documented on July 17  +, and 2013.  +
CurationStatuscurated  +
DefiningCitationhttp://www.cephalopod.org/DBMR.cfm  +
DefinitionTHIS RESOURCE IS NO LONGER IN SERVICE, doc THIS RESOURCE IS NO LONGER IN SERVICE, documented on July 17, 2013.

The center serves the biomedical research community's increased needs for alternative invertebrate models by maintaining a consistent year-round supply of live cephalopod mollusks. These animals are suitable for a wide range of physiological and molecular biological investigations.
Investigations are being conducted in the area of life history related to improved animal husbandry. Further studies focus on improving culture system design through development of computer automation and innovative water filtration technology. Current biomedical research on cephalopods includes neurophysiology of the giant axon; anatomy and neurophysiology of the equilibrium receptor organ as a comparative model of the vestibular system of invertebrates; chemoreception, basic nutrition, and protein metabolism; cellular receptor function; and brain, behavior, and learning.
Services Provided:
The center has built a computer-automated, environmentally controlled, recirculating seawater laboratory for the purpose of culturing cephalopods. The tank systems can be used to conduct a variety of experiments never before possible with cephalopods.
Visiting researchers have access to dedicated facilities, including wet and dry laboratory space, office space, computer support and accommodations, as well as priority access to all available live animal resources. Off-site investigators can have live animals, dissected animal tissues/body fluids from all life stages, and a variety of molecular reagents (gene libraries and clones) delivered year-round. Staff expertise and an extensive literature library are available.

All life stages of the squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) and the common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) are available year-round from laboratory culture populations. The sepiolid squid (Euprymna scolopes) can also be cultured on request. The squid Lolliguncula brevis is available year-round from local waters; the squids Loligo opalescens, L. pealeii, and L. plei can be obtained seasonally on request. The chambered nautilus, Nautilus pompilius, and Octopus bimaculoides are available on request. Animal costs vary by species and size. Any tissue or body fluid from these animals can also be provided. Fees for special services are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Resource  +
Has roleTopical portal  +, and Organism supplier  +
Idnif-0000-25474  +
Is part ofUniversity of Texas; Texas; USA  +
KeywordsEuprymna scolopes  +, Function  +, Gene  +, Anatomy  +, Animal  +, Axon  +, Behavior  +, Biological  +, Biomedical  +, Brain  +, Cellular  +, Cephalopod mollusk  +, Chemoreception  +, Clone  +, Culture  +, Cuttlefish  +, Invertebrate  +, Inverteprate  +, Laboratory  +, Learning  +, Lolliguncula brevis  +, Metabolism  +, Model  +, Molecular  +, Nautilus pompilius  +, Neurophysiology  +, Nutrition  +, Octopus bimaculoides  +, Organ  +, Physiological  +, Protein  +, Reagent  +, Receptor  +, Research  +, Sepia officinalis  +, Sepiolid squid  +, Sepioteuthis lessoniana  +, and Squid  +
LabelResource:National Resource Center for Cephalopods  +
ModifiedDate17 July 2013  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Resource  +
SuperCategoryResource  +
Supporting AgencyNational Institutes of Health  +, National Center for Research Resources  +, and Texas Institute of Oceanography  +
SynonymNational Resource Center for Cephalopods  +