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academic monitoring

The process of observing students' academic progress in one or more subject over a period of time. It is used by teachers to compare the performance of a particular student to that of ...

Reptiles

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Encyclopedia of Evolution

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences, Social sciences, Anthropology
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3,582 words
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...and thus of limb reduction and body elongation within this group. Anguimorph lizards (180 living species, not counting snakes) are generally medium to large predators, and include the two species of Gila monsters (the only venomous lizards), as well as the Komodo dragon (a large monitor) and mosasaurs (gigantic, extinct marine predators). All anguimorphs possess a distinctive pattern of tooth replacement and a retractile, deeply forked tongue that is used to detect prey odors. Many also have highly flexible lower jaws and sharp recurved teeth. All these traits...

Development

Development   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Evolution

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences, Social sciences, Anthropology
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11,771 words
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...patterns of speciation, and evolution. Some of the outstanding questions that remain are How do developmental events and the timing of those events influence phenotypic plasticity? In species that use environmental cues as induction triggers, how are those cues detected and monitored? How and why are those cues originally “captured” and integrated into developmental systems? When and why is phenotypic variation favored? What conditions favor genetic polymorphisms versus environmentally induced polyphenisms? How does phenotypic plasticity and the development...

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