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moult

(US), molt
the periodic process of moulting

molt

[mōlt]
(physiology)
To shed an outer covering as part of a periodic process of growth.
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In this study, we examine preformative molt variation within a community of rainforest, understory-dwelling antbirds from the central Amazon.
Subsequently, a second study was conducted by using 5 penguins (2 from the previous study and 3 additional birds) outside of the molt season to assure that observed significant changes in hematologic parameters were not experimentally induced.
We scored birds undergoing active molt of flight feathers (including primary, secondary, or both) and birds undergoing molt of body feathers as absent, trace, light, medium, or heavy.
In this study, we identify more readily observed external features of the scorpion exoskeleton as the basis for distinguishing scorpion molts and carcasses.
Data analysis showed a significant reduction in BW during molt period (Table 2).
Our results suggest that streamer tag loss for the American lobster depended upon the molt stage of the lobster at the time of tagging.
This compartmentalization of test organisms precluded cannibalism, isolated males from females to avoid premature mating, and enabled us to enumerate individual molt data.
Little is known of pelage characteristics and molt in the spotted ground squirrel, Spermophilus spilosoma.
In another study, the attachment of radio-tags on Wood Thrushes did not negatively impact their breeding behavior or physiological condition during breeding or molt (Gow et al.
Molt was arrested last year during a routine reinvestigation when detectives found a "familial match" between his dad's DNA - given in 2009 - and swabs from the scene.
Molt assisted Harney at PV from 1965 to 1973 before taking over as head pro when Harney left to open his own golf course in East Falmouth.