Egg development

(Biol.) the process of the development of an egg, by which the embryo is formed.

See also: Egg

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Potential amphipod predators were rarely observed at HBNWR, whereas at BL, Northwestern Salamanders and caddisfly larvae were abundant throughout the egg development period.
tali apTa Female flies require a blood meal before they are able to reproduce effectively and to aid in their egg development. Their teeth are like little saw blades, which they use to rip and slice flesh apart, rather than make a puncture wound like most other insects.
Other measures of reproductive potential and their relationship to GI, including histological observations of egg development and gonad lipid content, are also lacking for P.
A nest not only has to provide the appropriate conditions for egg development, but it must, in some cases, also provide concealment and protection for eggs and later chicks.
In this study, we observed a mean egg development period of 2.7 [+ or -] 0.1 d in 5.
"In the preconception period, they may disrupt egg development by promoting inflammatory processes.
Now, researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science here have discovered that reproductive stem cells boost production of non-coding RNA elements that suppress jumping gene activity and activate a DNA repair process allowing for normal egg development.
Jennifer Yland "In the preconception period, they may disrupt egg development by promoting inflammatory processes.
Moreover, anecdotal discussions with colleagues in the past have raised the possibility that these abnormalities are attributable to the effects of anthelmintic use on egg development, and sporadic reports exist of malformed eggs after unsuccessful or low-dose sublethal anthelmintic treatment (10, 11).
They found that during a particular period of egg development, a group of jumping-genes called retrotransposons hijacks special cells called nurse cells that nurture the developing eggs.
Macrobrachium tenellum: water content percentage, volume and size of the different egg development stages (average, maximum and minimum as well as standard deviation values).
pulchrus to follow patterns similar to those found for the genus in other geographic areas: female lay egg masses over shallow pools (along banks and attached to rocks) and egg development takes between 10 to 15 days (Jackson & Sweeney, 1995).