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phasmid

[′faz·məd]
(invertebrate zoology)
One of a pair of lateral caudal pores which function as chemoreceptors in certain nematodes.
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The first is essentially the story of the Lord Howe Island Phasmid.
With few studies quantifying the variation between sexual versus asexual reproduction in phasmids (Lamb & Willey 1979), if and how M.
can be easily differentiated from all other species of Mesorhabditis by the combination of the presence of a distinctly overhanging anterior anal lip, the preanal position of the phasmid, and the relatively long female tail ([approximately equal to]11-13).
In conclusion, recognition of the selective pressures of autotommy on phasmids may provide insight as to why they are the only order of insects that regularly shed and regenerate lost legs.
But the 3,000 or so species in an insect group called the phasmids take camouflage to an extreme, says Sonja Wedmann of the Institute for Paleontology in Bonn, Germany.
Literature on phasmid digestive system anatomy is contradictory (Table 1).
Early in the past century, people found the phasmids on Lord Howe Island, near Balls Pyramid.
Chen and He (2008) described several new taxa of Necroscia and Aruanoidea Brenner von Wattenwyl, 1893 in their monograph of Chinese phasmid.
The genetically engineered particle, called a phasmid, caused cultures of BCG to glow.
Jacobs and Margareta Tuckman report in the June 11 NATURE that they have designed a genetic-material-carrying "vehicle' called a shuttle phasmid that can enter bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) mycobacteria.
The Phasmid Study Group News Letter (ISSN 0268) 123 & 124: 4.