morphometrics


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morphometrics

(ˌmɔːfəʊˈmɛtriks)
n
1. (Zoology) a technique of taxonomic analysis using measurements of the form of organisms
2. (Biology) the evolutionary development of form in an organism or part of an organism
ˌmorphoˈmetric adj
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Morphometrics of a neotropical sandfly subspecies, Lutzomyia carrerai thula.
In both datasets, the researchers used a method called geometric morphometrics to quantify differences in features such as body depth, fin position and jaw shape between species.
& DUFTY, A., 2006.- Sex determination of Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis calurus) using DNA analysis and morphometrics. Journal of Field Ornithology, 77 (1): 74-79.
Using an approach called morphometrics, one then can look at differences between the shapes found in the faces of children prenatally exposed to alcohol and those found in the faces of nonexposed children.
The breeders have the following obligation: (a) to come once a year (JanuaryMarch) to the State Zootechnical inspectorate to register his activity (re-register) to seal all the documents --registers and files (b) to mark the queens in each colony with individual numbered mark according with international code of colors and record it in the individual file of the colony; (c) to have in the apiary the following logistic: a magnifying glass, a stereo microscope for morphometrics and external characters analyses of queens, an analytic balance, control weight balance for beehives (d) to present until 01 December, the central list of all the evaluated hives in duplicate to Inspectorate; (to register permanently in the apiary archive).
We examined relationships among forage quality, soil chemical variables and deer morphometrics to determine if soil and forage quality factors would contribute to models explaining body mass and antler development at both statewide and intraregional scales.
(5) For example, PCA can be used to combine multiple morphometrics into a single principal component that represents structural body size.
Key words: Alces alces, brow palm, full palm, main palm, morphometrics, pole type, split palm, sociobiology.
([section]) Age class determinations made on the basis of dental eruption sequence and morphometrics: young juvenile, [less than or equal to] 1 y of age; older juvenile, 1-3 y; subadult, 3-5 y; adult, [greater than or equal to] 5 y.
Fuller TK, Pace RM, Markl JA and Coy PL: Morphometrics of white-tailed deer in north-central Minnesota.
Bees that are identified as Africanized by their wing length measurements then move on to full morphometrics, which measures 37 different physical characteristics to confirm the identification.