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Crab Wars: A Tale of Horseshoe Crabs, Bioterrorism, and Human Health

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By: William Sargent

134 pages, Maps

University Press of New England

Hardback | Nov 2002 | #133624 | ISBN: 1584651687
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The horseshoe crab is the object of an intense legal and ethical struggle involving marine biologists, environmentalists, US government officials, biotechnologists, and international corporations. The source of this friction is the discovery 25 years ago that the blood of these ancient creatures serves as the basis for the most reliable test for the deadly and ubiquitous gram-negative bacteria. Sargent presents an insider's guide to the discovery of the lysate test, the exploitation of the crabs at the hands of multinational pharmaceutical conglomerates, local fishing interests, and the legal and governmental wrangling over the creatures' ultimate fate.


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