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PIGY

A gene on chromosome 4q22.1 that encodes a component of the GPI-GlcNAc transferase (GPI-GnT) complex in the endoplasmic reticulum which catalyses the transfer of GlcNAc to an acceptor phosphatidylinositol, the first step in the production of GPI-anchors for cell surface proteins.

prey

any animal species that is fed upon by another (the PREDATOR).
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Bonferroni confidence interval analysis to evaluate age selection of preyed rodents.
Medium and large Daphnia, however, may not have escaped detection, and accordingly, were preyed upon at a significantly higher rate.
However, British paleontologists had previously unearthed a spinosaur that appeared to have preyed upon or scavenged the remains of a juvenile Iguanodon, a herbivorous dinosaur.
Use of a retreat may reduce energy expenditure, or decrease the spider's chance of being preyed upon or injured (see Uetz 1989).