marsupia


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marsupia

Plural of marsupium.
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integer consisted predominantly of immature females, which did not have yet completely developed marsupia, together with both subadult and adult males.
Goebel (1930: 865) had aiready drawn attention to the fact that marsupia of certain liverworts, which penetrate deeply into the soil, such as Lethocolea drummondii, develop the same organization as root tips do in cormophytes.
The marsupia measured contained an average of 2.66 x [10.sup.5] [+ or -] 4.18 x [10.sup.4] ([+ or -] SD) glochidia, which yields an estimate of 5.33 x [10.sup.5] [+ or -] 8.38 x [10.sup.4] (+ SD) glochidia produced per female.
In the case of Corbicula species, two pairs of gills act as the marsupia, but the pair of inner-demibranchs mainly play an important role as the marsupia: in general, a pair of the outer demibranchs occasionally act as the marsupia.
Gravid pistolgrip held conglutinates and glochidia in their marsupia or within the magazine.
- During 1990, embryos and mature glochidia were found in marsupia from late March through July.
- Reproductive stages for three populations of Megalonaias nervosa in 1994 and 1995 Stages Population Date n 0 1 2 3 4 Translocated 16 October 1994 7 2 4 0 0 1 31 August 1995 30 0 1 0 29 0 Cumberland River 26 October 1994 6 2 4 0 0 0 11 September 1995 30 5 23 0 2 0 Kentucky Lake 16 October 1994 4 0 1 0 0 3 31 August 1995 11 0 0 0 11 0 A portion of gonadal material and marsupia was removed from each individual and fixed in 10% buffered formalin.
Cultures were initiated by obtaining glochidia directly from mussel marsupia with a pipette and placing them on the fishes' gills without rinsing.
The marsupia (modified brood pouches within the gills) and glochidia were briefly described by Lea (1863).