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abiotic

[¦a‚bī′äd·ik]
(biology)
Referring to the absence of living organisms.
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Decrease in breaking load of abiotically treated HDPE was observed when exposed to Aspergillus oryzae, Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus flavus by 56%, 39% and 27% respectively compared to untreated HDPE samples exposed to above fungal stains showed only 6.
Kinetic studies on the chemical reactions and their constraints on the availability of electron donors (particularly hydrogen) would provide further information on the competition between abiotically and biologically-driven processes in this dynamic environment.
Jim Puder writes "In her article 'Vowel Patterns in the OED' in May, Susan Thorpe used ABIOTICALLY as her exemplar for the palindromical vowel pattern aioia.
Numerous studies have demonstrated that nitrate can be abiotically reduced to ammonium by Fe(II) under moderately reducing conditions (Buresh and Moraghan 1976; Moraghan and Buresh 1977; Petersen 1979; Summers and Chang 1993; Hansen et al.
Guindon and Miller (1995), however, did find growth rate differences among caged (not fed) southern flounder across abiotically similar oligohaline habitats in the Pamlico River.
150] has shown indications that virtually all off the building blocks of bioorganisms can be produced abiotically," notes the biochemist, now a private consultant based in Baltimore.
Adventus' unique combination of proprietary catalysts was able to convert the currently semi-aerobic aquifer condition to an anaerobic one rapidly and - more importantly - partially abiotically, thereby reducing the amount of time before effective dechlorination would occur.
Jones DL, Murphy DV, Khalid M, Ahmad W, Edwards-Jones G, DeLuca TH (2011) Short-term biochar-induced increase in soil CCL release is both biotically and abiotically mediated.
wind-pollinated shrubs with abiotically dispersed seeds).
2]O production may have been formed abiotically from biologically generated precursors, possibly through the reaction of N[H.
Abiotically driven P mineralisation was insignificant and therefore not likely to require monitoring in future use of this excised root method under conditions similar to that used in these experiments.
Abiotically, treeline shifts in altitude and latitude have corresponded to episodic events such as prolonged periods of warming temperatures, drought, or both, plus rising and falling C[O.