Even oysters get the bluesJune 9, 2009
Poor blighters. Just like us, oysters suffer from stress, apparently.
“Oysters have a hormonal stress response remarkably similar to humans,” David Raftos, a researcher at Macquarie University, said.
Associate Professor Raftos and his team are studying which genes in Sydney rock oysters are affected by stress in a bid to understand why some oysters succumb to the mysterious QX disease, while others can fight it off.
If it’s not swine flu, it’s the mysterious QX disease. I think I know at least one person who has this malaise. It comes from working in corporate offices, and mainly affects the soul.