marsupium


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marsupium

[mär′sü·pē·əm]
(vertebrate zoology)
A fold of skin that forms a pouch enclosing the mammary glands on the abdomen of most marsupials.
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The cryptoniscan (last larval stage) larva, which is to become a male, seems to enter the female marsupium in 3rd stage (stage before 1st oviposition).
Females of Riggia paranensis Szidat (1948) (Cymothoidae) reproduce throughout the year, but show higher percentages of embryos (90%) developing in the marsupium during the spring-summer (Lima et al.
One study demonstrated that Pterocarpus marsupium may lower blood lipid levels.
A distinguishing characteristic of mysids is their broad pouch or ventral marsupium in mature females, where the embryos develop directly into juveniles, possessing many adult characters.
The following classes and developmental stages of mysids were distinguished: juveniles--sexual characteristics are not developed; the distinction of juveniles and the remaining population was made between 6 and 9 mm length-classes; subadult males--the 4th pleopods short; adult males elongated 4th pleopods reach beyond the posterior edge of the last abdominal segment; females without marsupia (stage 1); females with the marsupia developing but no larvae present (stage 2); females with larvae present in the marsupium (stage 3); females with fully developed but empty marsupia (stage 4).
Other botanicals include Pterocarpus marsupium, Atriplex halimu, and garlic (Allium sativum), to name only a few that have published data.
chilensis, Pterocarpus marsupium, Sesbania grandiflora, Sterculia urens,
Tectona grandis, Pterocarpus marsupium, Gmelina arborea) and a variety of deciduous species was the major forestry activity prior to the 1970s.