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Definition Help: Eclosure

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Definition Help: Eclosure

Postby kengwen » Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:33 am

Can someone help me with a definition for Eclosure. I'm in a genetics class, reading papers about gene splicing in D. melanogaster, and this word keeps coming up but I can't find it in any dictionary.

Thanks!
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Postby Jessieh04 » Thu Dec 29, 2005 3:56 am

eclosure is when the chrysalis (pup in a cocoon) breaks open and the, for example, butterfly comes out.

In the case of your Drosophila melanogaster, it is when the fly comes out of its cocoon.
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