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to transform into something. This ugly caterpillar will surely metamorphose into something beautiful At about eighteen, Wally metamorphosed into a reasonably handsome young man.
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The individuals en masse, without their clothing, grouped together metamorphose into a new shape.
In fact, atrazine-exposed pollywogs proved only about half as likely to metamorphose as those raised in clean water.
Subsequent dissection indicated that the propensity to metamorphose was contingent on maturation status: large larvae that were already sexually mature were less likely to metamorphose.
Here's a mystery for you nature lovers: Why do some Mexican salamanders metamorphose, or change their physical appearance as they grow, while others don't?
fail to metamorphose and become reproductively mature while retaining larval morphology), and the west/central group has populations that can vary from metamorphic to facultatively paedomorphic.
We hypothesized that larvae that were subject to a decrease in food and in water would be the first to metamorphose.
An animal can metamorphose prior to maturation, or it can become paedomorphic, thus reaching sexual maturity without (or at least, prior to) undergoing metamorphosis.
It says much for the splendidly primal showmanship of ``Shockheaded Peter's'' five-member creative team, and co-directors Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch, that each of these macabre coup de theatres is accomplished with such nuts-and-bolts storytelling hardware as puppets, trick optical perspectives, ghastly makeup and cleverly customized costumes (courtesy of Kevin Pollard) that can sprout spiky hair and hideous talons, or metamorphose into imaginary infernos of red and yellow fabric.
The tattoos metamorphose in the piece, aboriginal folklore to contemporary motifs.
Tadpoles that overproduce the hormone prolactin also metamorphose as usual--with one interesting exception.
Petronio's turns metamorphose into startling leaps without warning, then deflate just as unexpectedly into precocious, sensual noodling.
The invaders metamorphose through four different stages as they assail the body--expressing different genes and surrounding themselves with different proteins at each stage.
On two occasions, for example, the principal protagonists wholly metamorphose into the rivers that take their names.
From a stylish pocket watch clock to tension-busting toys, here are inexpensive items that will metamorphose your work space from mundane to marvelous.
as did insect families with other innovative body parts and the ability to metamorphose.