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La question essentielle est decidement celle de l'abolition des frontieres: la metamorphose les franchit; le sublime les depasse; les deux auteurs, dans leur ecriture meme, les pulverisent.
The individuals en masse, without their clothing, grouped together metamorphose into a new shape.
Subsequent dissection indicated that the propensity to metamorphose was contingent on maturation status: large larvae that were already sexually mature were less likely to metamorphose.
In fact, atrazine-exposed pollywogs proved only about half as likely to metamorphose as those raised in clean water.
It is Mochetti's merit to bring out this adolescent trait, which is not always outgrown, and which can sometimes metamorphose into something more monstrous, if one lacks the courage to give it tangible form where it is manifested more objectively.
Morph: It's a delightful sound, morph, which may account for the sudden popularity of this shortened version of metamorphosis or the back-formed verb metamorphose.
Now, in tOO many cases, honest differences of opinion metamorphose all too readily into ideologies, and the stakes ratchet up for both sides.
After swimming and feeding in the plankton for at least several weeks, the veliger larvae become competent to metamorphose (Pechenik, 1990); that is, they become capable of metamorphosing in response to specific external cues such as adult pheromone and microbial films (Pechenik, 1980; Pechenik and Heyman, 1987; McGee and Targett, 1989; Pechenik and Gee, 1993).
With characters who metamorphose from human to animal form, this satirical tale suggests a cross between Aesop's fables and Kafka's The Metamorphosis, while the graphic descriptions of the physical transformations recall scenes from movies like Altered States.
Ordinarily, between 6 and 11 percent of leopard frog tadpoles survive and metamorphose into adults, notes coauthor Vance L.
We hypothesized that larvae that were subject to a decrease in food and in water would be the first to metamorphose.
Here's a mystery for you nature lovers: Why do some Mexican salamanders metamorphose, or change their physical appearance as they grow, while others don't?