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mother cell

n.
A cell that divides to produce two or more daughter cells. Also called parent cell.
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Noun1.mother cell - cell from which another cell of an organism (usually of a different sort) developsmother cell - cell from which another cell of an organism (usually of a different sort) develops; "a sperm cell develops from a sperm mother cell"
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
spore mother cell - cell from which a spore develops
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The keeper opens the two center partitions to examine the brood cells.
The varroa mite will enter an uncapped brood cell, drone cells are her preference, and hide until the cell is capped.
The external side of the entrance ended in a concave shape with the same smooth and polished aspect as the internal wall of the brood cell, and did not show evidence of material deposition (Fig.
In the current study we assessed the natural nest volume, workers brood cell dimensions and bee space of the race through measuring their dimensions from naturally built combs in log hives.
Larval nutrition in stingless bees consists of the en masse deposition of food by nurse bees and thus, all food to be consumed by a larva is deposited in the brood cell (Hartfelder and Engels, 1989).
In Brazil, nests were found on flat ground and did not have blind tunnels; hi both cases, nests had a single brood cell and were considerably deep (over 25 cm).
The influence of brood cell size on the reproductive behavior of the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor in Africanized honey bee colonies.
When she's about to reproduce, a mother mite, known as a foundress," says Harbo, "will invade a brood cell containing a developing bee larva.
The other species are solitary and eat the nectar they collect immediately, or use it to stock a brood cell.
The differences in nest architecture (length of nests, number of brood cells, VC, PCPS and brood cell lengths, cell partition thickness, and closing plug thickness) among species, as well as the differences among structures, were compared using ANOVA.
Effective biotechnical control of varroa: applying knowledge on brood cell invasion to trap honey bee parasites in drone brood.
It would complement SMR well because it affects mites while they are outside, rather than inside, a brood cell where SMR has an effect," says Harbo.