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neoteny

 [ne-ot´ĕ-ne]
prolongation of the larval form in a sexually mature organism. adj., adj neoten´ic.

ne·ot·e·ny

(nē-ot'ĕ-nē),
Prolongation of the larval state, as in the Mexican tiger salamander or axolotl, or in certain termite castes held in the larval stage as future replacements of the queen. Compare: pedogenesis.
[neo- + G. teinō, to stretch]

neoteny

(nē-ŏt′n-ē)
n.
1. The retention of juvenile characteristics in the adults of a species, as among certain amphibians. Also called pedomorphism, pedomorphosis.
2. The attainment of sexual maturity and subsequent reproduction by an organism still in its larval stage. Also called pedogenesis2.

ne′o·ten′ic (nē′ə-tĕn′ĭk, -tē′nĭk), ne·ot′e·nous (-ŏt′n-əs) adj.

neoteny

[nē·ot′ənē]
Etymology: Gk, neos, new, teinein, to stretch
the attainment of sexual maturity during the larval stage of development, such as in certain amphibians, especially salamanders.

neoteny

see PAEDOGENESIS.

neoteny

prolongation of the larval form in a sexually mature organism.
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This is in contrast to the monogamy displayed by the flightless, neotenic females of another North American firefly, Photinus collustrans (Wing 1984, 1988).
Snyder (1920) speculated that these neotenic individuals may leave the main nesting area with a small group of workers in order to establish distinct bud nests.
In 4 "queenless" colonies, the founding queen had been replaced by at least 1 neotenic female 2-6 years prior to this experiment (Long et al.
However, locus Rf 24-2 in Colony 5, which contained 14 neotenic females, contained 3 alleles in 5 genotypic classes; 4 homozygous genotypes were scored at Rs 33.
In Colony 5, the resource in which workers harbored 2 unique alleles also contained the king, all 14 neotenic sisters, and all of colony's eggs and instars 1-3.
Neotenic evolution of Delphinium nudicaule (Ranunculaceae): A hummingbirdpollinated larkspur.
This will depend on the potential of secondary reproductives or neotenics trapped in the crates.