Charlie Underwood

Charlie Underwood

Jun 13, 2016

Group 6 Copy 35
0
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    The chimaeras (ghost sharks and spookfish) are a group of often deep sea fishes related to the sharks and rays. Unlike sharks, chimaeras have large, continuously growing tooth plates. These tooth plates have a very different structure to the teeth of sharks, or indeed any other fish. Within the teeth are sheets, rods and 'beads' of hard material that forms the cutting and biting surfaces. We shall be investigating the structure and development of these teeth and relating it to teeth of sharks.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    Are cryptic characteristics preventing the protection of two similar Sphingidae moths?

    This project is aimed at understanding the morphological differences between two species of Sphingidae...

    Probiotics for plants? Fighting insects by boosting corn immune systems

    Beneficial soil microorganisms can boost the plant immune system. We want to know if farming practices that...

    Community-based Leishmaniasis research in Sri Lanka

    Leishmaniasisis a neglected tropical parasitic diseases in the world and is spread by the bite of sand flies...

    Backer Badge Funded