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1. (Science: zoology) a small European insectivore (Erinaceus Europaeus), and other allied species of asia and Africa, having the hair on the upper part of its body mixed with prickles or spines. It is able to roll itself into a ball so as to present the spines outwardly in every direction. It is nocturnal in its habits, feeding chiefly upon insects.

2. (Science: zoology) The Canadian porcupine.

3. (Science: botany) a species of Medicago (M. Intertexta), the pods of which are armed with short spines; popularly so called.

4. A form of dredging machine. Hedgehog caterpillar, a plant of the Cactus family, globular in form, and covered with spines (Echinocactus). Sea hedgehog. See diodon.

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The man is the same as hundreds of millions of years ago

... also were turned to stone. The products made of metal, ceramics, Ferro-concrete, the transparent crystals created by the nature in the form of a hedgehog, also are bitten by a dinosaur in the presence of its saliva turned to stone and blood. People of an epoch of dinosaurs carried out various ...

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by valentindolzhenko
Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The man is the same as hundreds of millions of years ago
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Macroscopic imaging of luciferase cells

... emitting cell lines. Currently, I am using the Shh-light II cells from ATCC which is suppose to produce light emitting enzymes upon exposure to hedgehog proteins. These cells can then be collected and quantified using a luminometer. However, what we are trying to do here is to obtain a spatial ...

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by jamesonii
Thu May 15, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Macroscopic imaging of luciferase cells
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... back to my days of learning molecular development, I can hypothesize about a chicken that has a single point mutation in the gene for the Sonic Hedgehog growth factor. This would cause the Zone of Polarizing Activity directed axis formation in limbs to go wrong, resulting in chickens with very ...

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by MrMistery
Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Evo-Devo
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The Fiber Disease

London, I think I got ya. Will I become a wingless hedgehog?

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by Barz
Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:27 pm
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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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