mesofauna


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mesofauna

(mĕz′ə-fô′nə, mĕs′-)
n. pl. mesofauna or mesofau·nas
Small macroscopic animals living in soil, such as mites.

mes′o·fau′nal adj.
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mesofauna

animals ranging in size from 200 fim to 1 cm.
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Para estudiar la mesofauna, en cada recoleccion se tomaron 12 muestras de suelo de aproximadamente 300 [cm.sup.3] a una profundidad de 5 cm.
(2) Area de Actividad, caracterizada por restos oseos (Lama guanicoe, microfauna y mesofauna) y artefactos liticos, desechos de talla y de retoque, entre otros (Figuras 1B y 1C).
The mesofauna abundance was also high in the mixed residues heap.
[23] also stated that the increase in the age of peat land reclamation affects on soil fauna life, especially mesofauna. In general, the density of the soil mesofauna (Enchytraidae, Collembola and Acarina) on peat land increased together with escalating the land age after drained land for forestry in Ireland.
(2006) stated that this group is the most abundant of soil mesofauna, often reaching densities of hundreds of thousands of individuals per [m.sup.2] in the first centimeters of soil.
de diafisis de tibia d 1 sacro, probablemente todo de un individuo 20 Macrofauna: 5 esquirlas de diafisis, 1 con huellas de combustion (negro) Mesofauna: 15: 6 con huellas de combustion (1 marron claro; 4 negros y 2 calcinados) HOYO 97 craneo, vertebras cervicales y C-36 miembros anteriores incompletos de 1 individuo columna vertebral incompleta y miembros anteriores incompletos de otro individuo 42 fragms.
(2009), o transporte de residuos vegetais da superficie do solo para as camadas mais profundas, pela macro e mesofauna do solo.
Jimenez, "Effects of pesticides on soil and water microflora and mesofauna in wetland ricefields: a summary of current knowledge and extrapolation to temperate environments," Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, vol.
Aragones, "Comunidades de la mesofauna edofica en una selva baja inundable de la reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Kaan, Quintana Roo, Mexico," Revista de Biologia Tropical, vol.