corbicula


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corbicula

(kɔːˈbɪkjʊlə)
n, pl -lae (-ˌliː)
(Botany) the technical name for pollen basket
[C19: from Late Latin, diminutive of Latin corbis basket]

pol′len bas`ket


n.
(in bees) a smooth area on the hind tibia of each leg fringed with long hairs and serving to transport pollen. Also called corbicula.
[1855–60]
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Prior to the pollen wash, pollen from the corbicula of honey bees and bumble bees was removed and placed in separate vials as this pollen would not be available for partridge pea pollination.
Shell growth and age determination of the brackish water bivalve Corbicula japonica in Lake Shinji, Japan.
Corbicula size, fore and hind wing areas have the direct correlation with the production potential of the honey (Szabo, 1990).
Bee forms small spheres or pellets of floral pollen by means of agglomeration by nectar and salivary secretion addition, then bee transports them to the hive, carrying one pollen pellet or sphere in the corbicula of each hind leg.
The invasive clam the size of a fingernail was found in the Illinois River a little more than an hour southwest of Chicago - and Lake Michigan - and has been linked to the Corbicula genus, which has ties to the country since the early half of the 20th century.
The unusual mineral vaterite in shells of the freshwater bivalve Corbicula fiuminea from the UK.
Cindy Venegas-Mata, Central High School, "The Effect of Corbicula Fluminea on Nitrate and Phosphate Levels in Water"
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