What does it do: Its name is believed to derive from the Greek for king -- basileus -- although some medieval herbalists attribute it to Basilicus
, a mythical serpent.
[Synonyms: Spondylus princeps Broderip, 1833: 4, not Schreibers, 1793; Spondylus dubius Broderip, 1833: 4; Spondylus basilicus
Reeve, 1856: pi.
Aphelinus basilicus Fatima and Hayat (Hayat 1998) is an important member of this family.
The significance of body color as a visual cue for parasitism by Aphelinus basilicus was tested at the 5% level of probability using Least Significant Difference (LSD) (Gomez 6 Gomez 1984).
Microscopic examinations showed that the parasitoid characteristics matched with those of Aphelinus basilicus. The specimens were deposited with the Insect Collections, Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.
Diagnostic characters for the identification of Aphelinus basilicus are as follows:
Martomick takes the novices' chase from Judged Lucky (John McConnochie/ Robert Bellamy), and Sharp Performer pips Basilicus
(Sue Smith/Gary Lyons) in the novices' hurdle.
TABLE 1 Comparison of the N-terminal amino acid sequence of bothrasperin with other disintegrins isolated from snake venoms Sequence Disintegrin Snake species EAGEEXDXGTE * bothrasperin ** Bothrops asper EAGEECDCGTP jararacin Bothrops jararaca EAGEECDCGTP cerastin Crotalus cerastes cerastes EAGEECDCGAP lachesin Lachesis muta EAGEECDCGSP lutosin Crotalus viridis lutosus AGEECDCGSP crotatroxin Crotalus atrox EAGIECDCGSL molossin Crotalus molossus molossus AGEECDCGSP durissin Crotalus durissus durissus AGEECDCGSP viridin Crotalus viridis viridis EAGEECDCGSP cereberin Crotalus viridis cerebelus AGEECDCGSP basilicin Crotalus basilicus
* "X" indicates an undetermined residue, possibly Cys.
There was Basilicus
, a 17-year-old Mayan who helped his parents and 14 siblings run jungle tours and a tourist homestay program in one of Belize's poorest villages--and who someday hoped to work for an international organization on sustainable development issues.
Sandwiched between those was 20-1 winner Basilicus