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morph

[mȯrf]
(genetics)
An individual variant in a polymorphic population.

Morph

 

the minimal meaningful part of an utterance; a specific representation of a morpheme in a text; one of the variants of a morpheme with nonidentical elements, as in the Russian alternation:

(1) /nos/it’

(2) /nes/ti

(3) /nash/ivat’ [The above three infinitives all contain a morpheme having the basic meaning of “to carry” or “to wear.” Their meaning and usage differs according to their mode of action (in Russian, sposob deistviia; in German, Aktionsart).}

The choice of a morph depends upon its phonological or morphological environment and is subject either to the rules of complementary distribution, as in English plural formants /-s/, /-z/, and /-Iz/, or to the rule of free variation, as in Russian bel/oi/ sten/oi/bel/oiu/ sten/oiu/ (instrumental singular of belaia stena, “white wall“). The morphs of a single morpheme are known as its allomorphs.

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Juvenile gray morphs often have a series of dark stripes or bands along the length of the ventral surface of the tail, which are obscured by the growth of other hairs as the squirrels age (Sharp, 1958).
The flowers are composed of 6 blue lilac tepals, persistent tepals fused along half their length into a perianth tube; the androecium consist of six stamens inserts at different levels, with long-, mid- and short-styled morphs (hereafter referred to as the L, M and S morphs, respectively), and a yellow mark or nectar guide on the upper middle lobe.
Therefore, as one cuckoo morph increases in frequency, local host populations will become alerted specifically to that morph.
Table 1 summarizes the mean body dimensions and morphometric ratios for the two wing morphs after those individuals that had an E/C ratio smaller than the above criteria were categorized as short-winged morphs.
One Morph was wearing a bikini, another sported wings and a third was dressed as a rap star.
It is expected, as users learn to create more complex morphs, they will eventually migrate to Normal Mode.
The distribution of the morphs worldwide is interesting from an evolutionary biogeographical perspective.
On Maui (and probably Molokai) the morphs seem to be controlled by alleles at one autosomal locus and are distributed equally in both sexes.
At that time, no difference in fecundity or size was detected between the two morphs in each population (one-way ANOVA.
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Cannibalistic morph individuals differ from typical morphs by their enlarged vomerine teeth, wider heads, long slender bodies, and tendency to consume conspecifics (Powers, 1907; Rose and Armentrout, 1976; Lannoo and Bachman, 1984).