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The different resulting proteins would each have their own effect on what parts of the genetic code are turned on or off—leading to a male with huge mouthparts and a female without, for instance.
As Gabbatiss reports, instead of the usual ant mouthparts, Vladi has two large mandibular blades.
The adult female beetle lays her eggs in the far end of the twig, then uses her very sharp mouthparts to score the small branch around and around.
Now the fate of these trees—and our ability to defend them—rests in the mouthparts of a tiny gray moth.
Twisting or jerking can cause the mouthparts to break off and remain in the skin.
Their mouthparts bruise then suck sap from foliage including flowering plants, trees, evergreens, roses and shrubs, vegetables and house plants.
A tick’s entire life is the rapacious search for a living being to sink its mouthparts into.
Mosquitoes use heat sensors around their mouthparts to detect the warmth of your body. 19.
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