ecdysis


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ecdysis

[′ek·də·səs]
(invertebrate zoology)
Molting of the outer cuticular layer of the body, as in insects and crustaceans.
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In either instance, the elicited behaviors result in the following: (1) precopulatory mate guarding, wherein the male physically carries the female beneath his abdomen for several days before female ecdysis; (2) actual copulation immediately following ecdysis; and (3) postcopulatory guarding until the female integument is sufficiently calcified (Fig.
During the experiment, the fifth instar larvae and pupae from treatments with the extract, revealed incomplete ecdysis - deformations, and produced above 60% of pupal infeasibility in all the treatments.
Lignoids in insects: chemical probes for the study of ecdysis, excretion and Trypanosoma cruzi-triatomine interactions.
puelchana was able to grow on the carapace of Callinectes exasperates enough to reach about half its adult size (27 mm in shell length) without being affected by the process of ecdysis. Thus, the oyster may has been between three and four months of age (based on growth rate of other ostreids, such as Crassostrea gigas) (Acosta Ruiz & Gutierrez Wing, 1996) and the basibiont was an adult crab in terminal an ecdysis, thereby providing a rather stable substrate for the epibiont.
In this, she was enacting her own powerful words, written to accompany her 2014-15 photo series "Spic Ecdysis": "Aren't Latinidad and spichood similarly fucked--the fuckedness of always already being the same or of resemblance in repetition?
[W]ithin the last fifty years, the extraordinary growth of every department of physical science has spread among us a mental food of so nutritious and stimulating a character that a new ecdysis [act of moulting] seems imminent." (23) "The Chrysalis" adopts--or, at least, tries on--this view of evolutionary progress:
frugiperda pupae were affected by rutin concentrations in the diet, and the negative effects on the pupal stage were most likely related to the larval-pupal metamorphosis during ecdysis (Gazzoni et al., 1997).
The ecdysis (process of shedding skin), the eyes were found to be cloudy on clinical examination.
[38.] Mykles DL (1980) The mechanism of fluid absorption at ecdysis in the American lobster, Homarus americanus.
The ecdysis or molting enables the insects to escape from the infectious cycle of a fungus and more fungal spores rupture and penetrate the cuticle of the host during the prolonged intra-period of molting (Vey and Fargues, 1977).