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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.

phasmid

/phas·mid/ (faz´mid)
1. either of the two caudal chemoreceptors occurring in certain nematodes (Phasmidia).
2. any nematode containing phasmids.

phasmid

either of the two caudal chemoreceptors occurring in certain nematodes (Phasmidia).
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Phasmids were reared at room temperature in the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis, on an ad libitum diet of privet (Ligustrum sp.
To culture microbes, phasmids were anaesthetized on ice and surface sterilized in two changes of 70% ethanol anda rinse in sterile deionized water.
In all phasmids except Timema, small pouches of anterior midgut tissue, sometimes stil I pleated, mark the start of the anterior midgut, obscuring part of the foregut.
Phasmids hide by day, so the researchers scoured crags and ledges for eggs and any droppings large enough to have come from big insects.
In related phasmids, unfertilized eggs eventually develop any way, into daughters.
tiaratum and other capitulum-bearing phasmids may serve to protect the phasmid egg from consumption by granivorous birds, or at least offset the loss of fitness due to this predation.
The similarity in size, coloration, toughness, and structure is strong enough that some botanists have mistaken phasmid eggs for the seeds of specific plant species (Brongniart 1887, Severin 1910).
The phasmid genus Ernodes Redtenbacher, 1908 is therefore a junior homonym of the genus Ernodes Wallengren, 1891.