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anting

(ˈæntɪŋ)
n
(Zoology) the placing or rubbing of ants by birds on their feathers. The body fluids of the ants are thought to repel parasites
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When anting, birds, especially crows, either rub themselves with squished ants or lie on the ground and let ants crawl all over them.
The following major instruments were used: stereotactic frame (RWD68002, Shenzhen RWD Life Science, Shenzhen, China), Morris water maze (built in-house by Guangxi Medical University), microsyringe (Shanghai Anting Microsyringe Factory, Shanghai, China); and electronic balance (ML204, Mettler-Toledo, Shanghai, China).
The key to achieve sustained viral response (SVR) in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C with direct anting antivirals (DAAs) is to eliminate all the hepatitis C virus (HCV) quasispecies that infect the patient; if this is achieved, and the entire viral population has been eradicated, there is no opportunity for viral relapse and the patient is cured of HCV infection.
After 5 h, hydrolysates were inactivated at 80[degrees]C for 15 min to terminate the reaction and centrifuged (TGL-20000CR, Anting scientific instrument, Shanghai, China) at 1660 x g for 15 min.
Anting Luo, 21, of St Columbas Close, Radford, was found guilty in their absence of dropping a cigarette in Jordan Well.
Anting is one of the more peculiar behaviors performed by birds, and is widespread among Passeriformes.
Any address changs or cancellations must be still in anting or you may fax the information to Thrasher Subscriptions (415) 822-8359.
After centrifugation at 12,000 rpm for 10 min with a microhematocrit centrifuge (Model TGL-12B, ShangHai Anting Scientific Instrument Factory, China), hematocrit was immediately measured in a capillary tube.
Pasyong Bayan [A people's passion], 1983; and Lupa Sa Anting Altar