sclerotization


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sclerotization

(sklĕr′ə-tĭ-zā′shən)
n.
The process by which the cuticle of an arthropod is hardened by cross-linked sclerotin.

scler′o·tize′ (-tīz′) v.
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Specimens of a single species usually differ slightly from one another in the shape and sclerotization of the epigyne, length of the male pediapaplpal tibia, shape of the paracymbium, DMS and MES but also in the colouration markings of the opisthosomal cuticle.
KEY WORDS: American lobster, Homarus americanus, alkylphenols, hisphenol A, shell hardening, sclerotization, tyrosine, molting, lobster, cuticle
This clade is diagnosed by the dorsoventrally flattened fourth antennal segment and lack of sclerotization on the accessory scent gland (a reversal shared with Eotrechinae).
22) Sclerotization, three states: confined to dental belt (0), also on 1 [degrees] valvular plicae and/or pulvilli (1), no dental belt (2).
4A; dorso-distal projections slightly sclerotized and connected near the basis PsP2; ectophallic fold distal, with small sclerotization at apex (Figs.
Alkylphenols have the potential to affect lobsters negatively in several ways: through disruption of tanning and sclerotization during molting (e.
Variation: Some male specimens show a lighter colour pattern that is repeated in the sclerotization of the bulb and tibial apophysis.
The bulbus of the male palp usually lacks a median apophysis and the male abdomen has a strong tendency towards sclerotization.
The protein catalyzes the hardening, or sclerotization, of an animal's newly formed or repaired exoskeleton, and it also mounts an immune response internally against invading organisms in the bloodstream (Ashida and Brey, 1995; Soderhall and Cerenius, 1998; Terwilliger, 1999).
In contrast, abdominal segment 6 of Agabus has a very narrow membranous area because of additional lateral and ventrolateral sclerotization (7).
Large, green aphids with fine white wax; head, antennae, legs, siphunculi and cauda dark, without dorsal sclerotization.