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incubation

[‚iŋ·kyə′bā·shən]
(chemistry)
Maintenance of chemical mixtures at specified temperatures for varying time periods to study chemical reactions, such as enzyme activity.
(medicine)
The phase of an infectious disease process between infection by the pathogen and appearance of symptoms.
(vertebrate zoology)
The act or process of brooding.
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Eggs, nests, and incubation behavior of the Moustached Wren (Thryothorus genibarbis) in Manu National Park, Peru.
The group decided to repeat the Science study with a larger data set and a better understanding of bird biology because other palaeontologists were starting to use the original results to predict the incubation behavior of other dinosaur species.
The long incubation periods for the two other furnariids at our site may reflect that irregular incubation behaviors are common in furnariids (see Skutch 1996).
We had information for three nests with nestlings: two with feeding behavior, two with incubation behavior, and one with bi-parental incubation.
We used temperature fluctuation to monitor incubation behavior following Cooper and Mills (2005) protocol.
To gather more detailed information about incubation behavior, nests were also monitored with video cameras (Model CCD-TRV138; Sony Corporation, Tokyo, Japan).
Individual nests at different elevations exhibited statistically significant differences in incubation behavior during the last 6 days of incubation.
2004), and embryo-embryo interactions (Brua 2002), in addition to incubation behavior.
Abnormal eggs and incubation behavior in Northern Bobwhite.
Pages 63-86 in Avian incubation behavior, environment, and evolution (D.
This indicates the Day 3 patch was functionally developed but incubation behavior was not with daytime incubation lagging behind nighttime.
Incubation behavior yielded an average 24-hr egg temperature of 34.