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How the Tropical Red Swamp Crayfish Successfully Invaded the Cold Regions of Japan


The red swamp crayfish-found originally in tropical regions-has become a highly invasive species across the globe. Over the years, they have successfully colonized habitats much colder than their original habitats, but the factors determining their cold resistance have remained elusive. Recently, a group of researchers in Japan has discovered genes that may help the red swamp crayfish produce protective proteins and adapt to the cold.


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