molting


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Synonyms for molting

periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles

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Temperature was maintained at 21[degrees]C [+ or -] 1[degrees]C for 15 wk and raised to 26[degrees]C [+ or -] 1[degrees]C for the remainder of the 21-wk study to simulate seasonal change and facilitate molting.
Since the release of pheromones is linked to molting in these species, metabolites that increase in concentration in the urine of--or in the water surrounding--premolt females have been reported as the potential sex pheromone, or one of the components of a pheromone bouquet (Kittredge et al.
Ancient Murrelets have been suspected of molting flight feathers synchronously, thus becoming temporarily flightless at sea (Gaston 1992, 1994; Pyle 2009), but whether the timing of molt and chick rearing overlap has not been confirmed.
Key words: Indigenous chicken, aseel, molting, semen quality
Molting is a physiologically stressful time for penguins because a great deal of energy is expended in the regeneration of new feathers.
Key words: common eider, home range, molting area, migration, satellite telemetry, Somateria mollissima borealis, wintering area
Birds may be reproducing successfully on breeding grounds and surviving well on migration and wintering grounds, but if habitats for molting are inadequate or not protected, management efforts on breeding and wintering grounds may not help reverse declines in populations.
Molting in avian species is defined as periodic shedding and replacement of feathers which is accompanied by involution of reproductive organs (Berry, 2003).
This dimer binds to specific DNA response elements in the genes that code for the enzymes responsible for exoskeleton degradation such as chitobiase that are regulated by the molting hormones (Zou 2005).
During the molting process, even the outermost layer of skin covering the eyes will peel off.
A rare gene in a small number of species causes the skin to change colour during molting, but because this makes the creatures so conspicuous, few survive.
Aquarium observations suggest that streamer tag loss, either through tag-induced mortality or tag shedding, is related to the molt stage of the lobster at the time of tagging, and the molting event itself.
During the summer, lobsters shed their shells, molting to grow into new and larger ones.
The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of long-term pyrene exposure on molting and reproduction in the model estuarine invertebrate, the grass shrimp (Palaemonetes pugio).