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chameleon

(kă-mēl'yon),
A fluorescent indicator engineered to bind to specified intracellular locations for investigation of biologic reactions (for example, calcium-mediated signals).

chameleon

lizard member of the genus Chameleo.
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The first genome (all the DNA that makes up the genetic material) sequence for a reptile was published three months ago, and it was the sequence of the green anole (Anolis carolinensis) genome.
By contrast, relatively smaller movements of the anole tail, which is twice as long, are enough to reorient its body.
They compared the platypus genome to that of humans, the anole lizard and the chicken.
Partial island submergence and speciation in an adaptive radiation: a multilocus analysis of the Cuban green anoles.
Green Anole, by Gabby Salazar, winner of the 15-17 years old category
He sometimes wore to school a pet anole (a lizard similar to a chameleon) around his neck under his shirt.
When a sound wave hits a green anole lizard, for instance, the energy causes the lizard's chest wall to vibrate in tune with the wave.
Wandering through the dense forest floor beneath giant ferns, mountain palms and orchids, visitors can take a guided tour, or ramble along by themselves, looking for the elusive Puerto Rican parrot, the anole tree lizard and Puerto Rican boa.
John features nearly 750 species of plants, most of them native to the island or at least to the Caribbean, more than 30 species of birds (including three hummingbirds) that breed here; gecko, anole, and iguana lizards; and six species of bats, the only mammals native to the island.
There are only four that are "hunters" and they only get an occasional kill, usually an anole or skink.
Performance capacity, fighting tactics and the evolution of life-stage male morphs in the green anole lizard (Anolis carolinensis).
There is the lizard, The Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei) found in Texas and Florida.