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principal, primus, the first, first in order or in time of development, principal.

Origin: L. Primarius

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Green mammals

... white can be creamy or the brown almost yellow to orangy chestnut, but there are no primary colours in mammal hair. Strangely, skin can produce primaries, especially in monkeys but it is used for sex and aggression, not for camouflage.

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by animartco
Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Green mammals
Replies: 11
Views: 18561

Re: Help for identification of bird

... You are about to discover that birders seem to have given a name to every inch on a bird's body. Do you know where to find a bird's wing bars, primaries, superciliary and malar stripe? These diagrams will help: Detailed Diagrams of the Parts of the Bird Body Head—Identify the supercilium, orbital ...

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by rose67
Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help for identification of bird
Replies: 10
Views: 10387

Epigenetics and Neoteny

... having slightly more. In their adult plumage, nominate epomophora has largely white upperwings with a black trailing edge and black primaries. Sanfordi has largely black upperwings. It struck me that the difference between them might be due to an epigenetic change: namely, that in ...

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by jpenhall
Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Epigenetics and Neoteny
Replies: 5
Views: 5868

Beta sheets & ATP...Help!

1. Same types of forces are in play when considering the same level of organization so all primaries are the same, all secondaries are the same and all tertiary structures are the same. The difference between alpha and beta is how much spacing is allowed by their side ...

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by mith
Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:12 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Beta sheets & ATP...Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 1694

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