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With no tetracycline present in the box, the GM females are expected to die in early larval stages.First GMO Mosquitoes to Be Released in the Florida Keys|Taylor White|April 15, 2021|Singularity Hub
Underwater photos taken at night — when larval fishes migrate to within 200 meters of the ocean surface — reveal colors, body structures and behaviors that could never be seen in preserved specimens.
Examining those same fishes back in the lab lets ichthyologists match the photographed larval fishes to known species, researchers report March 30 in Ichthyology & Herpetology.
Now, a partnership between scientists and scuba divers is giving researchers fresh perspectives on the secrets of larval fishes.
To disprove the theory, scientists would need to show that the lamprey started out fully like a fish, then later evolved their sedentary larval form.These fossilized lamprey hatchlings disprove an age-old evolutionary theory|Philip Kiefer|March 11, 2021|Popular-Science
A record would spend years in larval form as an acetate, the big waxy master from which copies were made.The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters|Alex Belth|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Except perhaps an injunction to my fellow emergent adults: remember your larval years!Must-Read College Novels: From “Lucky Jim” to “Pnin”|Sam Munson|August 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The larval stage is passed in the muscles of various animals, especially cattle, where it lies encysted (cysticercus stage).A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
The length of the larval stage varies from fifteen to twenty-five days with an average of twenty days.
The people, largely farmers, become infected with a larval stage of the hookworm, which develops in moist earth.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
Oryctes, Cetoniae and Anoxiae in the larval state: here then is the prey of the three Scoliae whose habits we know.More Hunting Wasps|J. Henri Fabre
A larval specimen with small gills has a snout-vent length of 72 mm.The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacn, Mxico|William E. Duellman