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phasmid

 [faz´mid]
either of the two caudal chemoreceptors occurring in certain nematodes (Phasmidia).
any nematode containing phasmids.

phas·mid

(faz'mid),
1. One of a pair of caudal chemoreceptors seen in nematodes of the class Secernentasida (Phasmidia).
2. Common name for a member of the class Phasmidia, now Secernentasida.
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The story goes on to describe in greater detail how the phasmids came to be endangered, and how they were discovered on Balls Pyramid.
The legs, like those of most living phasmids, were slightly curved where they joined the body.
Thanks are given to Lee Lai-Fan (Hong Kong) for her constant support during the author's phasmid research; Liu Xing-Yue (China Agricultural University, Beijing, China), Joachim Bresseel (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium) and Jerome Constant (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium) for providing collecting information on corresponding specimens; Dr.
Created with DNA from a bacteriophage (a virus that infectsbacteria) combined with genetic material called a cosmid from the common bacterium Escherichia coli, the shuttle phasmid can infect mycobacteria and grow in E.
Literature on phasmid digestive system anatomy is contradictory (Table 1).
A second hypothesis is that seed mimicry facilitates dispersal and protection of phasmid eggs by ants.
Body size within these two groups varies from tiny 2-mm long antinquiline crickets (Myrmecophilidae) (Otte & Alexander 1983, Vickery & Kevan 1985), to the longest insect known, the phasmid Phobaeticus chani from Borneo, which reaches 567 mm from extended fore tarsi to extended hind tarsi (Natural History Museum, London).