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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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The jars were examined on daily basis and number of dead preys present was recorded.
The prey of 66 free-ranging urban and rural house cats Felis catus was studied in a mainland area in SW Finland.
The prey predator interactions in aquatic communities are influenced by the presence of vegetations and associated elements that render heterogeneity of the available space.
In the study by Jaksic and Braker (1983), relative similarities of geometric mean mass of vertebrate preys clearly are due to a similar frequency of the same species of prey.
On falling into the traps, the preys find difficulty escaping because of the sand granulation and the inclination of the funnel walls, and are therefore easily subjugated by the larvae (Devetak 2005; Devetak et al.
Further studies on predation rate of coccinellids on hempteran preys both in the laboratory and field need to be done to successfully incorporate them into IPM programs and enhance the ecological functions of agro ecosystems.
Analysis of prey remains showed that this species preys mainly on harvester ants (Messor sp.
calandrae preys on these pests by boring its stingerlike drill through the kernels and depositing an egg on the outside of a weevil larva, Brower explains.
Whereas, 750 pellets collected from 15 nests of kites contained 900 preys items The kites preferred shrew in their diet (378) followed by birds (260), rodents (122), fish (120) and insects (120).
No difference was recorded in attack rate of predator at different densities of the preys (Table III).