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fecal pellets

[′fē·kəl ′pel·əts]
(geology)
Mainly the excreta of invertebrates occurring in marine deposits and as fossils in sedimentary rocks. Also known as castings.
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Feeding of the misophrioid copepod on cultured phytoplankters was indirectly confirmed by the excretion of numerous fecal pellets (Fig.
Frequency of occurrence and relative frequency (in parenthesis) of food items recorded from the fecal pellets of Indus Valley Spiny-tailed Lizard (Saara hardwickii) collected from the sampling sites of study area (District Chakwal).
But how significant was the discovery of a single small viral fragment in a bat fecal pellet? As it turned out, the tiny (182-nucleotide-long) viral snippet was not only short, but it also came from one of the least variable parts of the viral genome.
There were significant overall differences in times to first black fecal pellet in the five groups (p < 0.01).
The peloidal packstone facies (F2A) is interpreted as deposited under calm conditions, in "shadow areas", according to Gomez (1979) and Aurell (1990), developed between the oncoid shoals, where invertebrate organisms, such as crustaceans, gastropods, bivalves, and brachiopods, among others, produced abundant fecal pellets (e.g.
We sought to assess the feasibility of using these dogs to search for moose fecal pellets in the Adirondack Park and to determine whether DNA extraction from moose fecal pellets was feasible.
The 2 White-footed Vole nests were identified based on the presence of freshly harvested Red Alder leaves on top of the nests, and 1 of the nests also had a few greenish fecal pellets (Forsman and Swingle 2006).
A possibility for expansion of visual inspection exists through use of borescopes, which allow users to view termites, termite fecal pellets, and/or associated damage within wall voids.
Massive sinking events of fecal pellets and senescent bodies during salp outbreaks have been previously reported in other regions (Bathmann, 1988).
During one observational period, three entrained fecal pellets wrapped around the circumference of the food cord, forming a distinct ring with one observable gap.
Rats were randomly allocated to groups and subjected to chronic water stress for a period of 21 days for 1 h and the fecal pellet output was measured.