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PIGY A gene on chromosome 4q22.1 that encodes a component of the GPI-GlcNAc transferase (GPI-GnT) complex in the endoplasmic reticulum which catalyses the transfer of GlcNAc to an acceptor phosphatidylinositol, the first step in the production of GPI-anchors for cell surface proteins.
prey any animal species that is fed upon by another (the PREDATOR).
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Mechanics of prey size preference in the gastropod Neverita didyma preying
on the bivalve Ruditapes philippinarum.
These authors found a reduction in the attack rate and an increase in the handling time for the ladybird beetle Nephus includens Kirsch preying
upon adult Planococcus citri Risso and Planococcus ficus Signoret mealybugs compared to second instar nymphs of these species.
simulus showed different patterns of feeding behavior when preying
upon different prey items (see preceding paragraph), the nature of prey also has a significant effect on feeding duration.