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This complicates management of this species, as the same person who recognizes the commercial and ecological importance of sima may view the pestrushka as a common species that can be exploited.

They came up with a measure for hurricane activity experienced by each species based on how many times it was hit by these severe storms.

For a species that went extinct, you’d expect a sort of decline at some point, and we don’t see that.

It is an unparalleled way for a species to enhance their evolutionary experimentation—their search engine—by using functional gene variants, just re-mixed into different genomes.

Further, changing the genetic makeup of a species also has ethical consequences that would need to be weighed by those who might be affected, from farmers to conservationists.

So, why would a species like the banded mongoose favor breeding between relatives?

In Greek mythology, the species became associated with numerous gods.

Mistletoes infections can kill individual trees and stands of trees, and most mistletoe species attack specific tree species.

Instead, most of the suffering species ate insects on the forest floor.

Mistletoes on mesquite trees in central Mexico have been linked to a greater abundance of tropical bird species.

Fourteen genera, representing about 19 species, of Mallophaga are reported for 20 different species of bird hosts.

This is a feature by means of which it is always possible to distinguish the Great Horsetail from any other species.

Most of my observations are in keeping with Skutch's detailed report of the species in Central America.

Where the outside conditions are not very favourable, practically all the British species may be grown with ease under glass.

Whatever the species, it is well to imitate the natural conditions as much as possible in the way of soil.


On this page you'll find 44 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to species, such as: breed, category, collection, description, division, and group.

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