nuclear species


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nuclear species

[′nü·klē·ər ′spē‚shēz]
(nuclear physics)
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Potentially, they are more vulnerable to predators, hence are likely to exploit nuclear species alertness and communication (Sullivan, 1984a,b; Hogstad, 1988; Ragusa-Netto, 2002).
Particularly, the nuclear species of these mixed flocks are both social and highly alert (Alves and Cavalcanti, 1996; Ragusa-Netto, 2000; 2002).
Taking in to account that different traits may explain the role of nuclear species (Goodale and Kotagama, 2005), and that in savannas, the nuclear species are the ones with greater sensitivity to the presence of predators (Alves and Cavalcanti, 1996; Ragusa-Netto, 2000, 2002), it is important to examine which traits potentially may be related to the existence of nuclear species in this savanna of the Pantanal.
Undeterred by Lipkin's skepticism, the laser workers are now looking for suitable nuclear species.