generation time


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

generation time

[‚jen·ə′rā·shən ‚tīm]
(microbiology)
The time interval required for a bacterial cell to divide or for the population to double.
(nucleonics)
The mean time required for a neutron arising from a fission to produce a new fission.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Net reproductive rate (Ro, females/females/ generation), the intrinsic rate of natural increase (rm, females/female/day) and the mean generation time [T0=ln(R0/r), in days], were estimated (Laing, 1968).
Such long life spans rarely occur today, because oyster diseases and fishing both limit generation time in most environments relative to prehistoric times (Harding & Mann 2006, Harding et al.
Strong differences in the life history like increase mortality of individuals, decrease in generation time, variation in fertility can occur when comparing the life cycle of parthenogenetic and bisexual co-specifics lineages (Vrijenhoek, 1998).
Comparison of the random generation, when the long generation time is allotted Number of Circuit Mode Selected Time, min generated TFC (%) S1196 Rand2 314 253 20480000 90.
The procedure also requires reporting of symptom onset of case-patients over intervals on the order of the mean generation time or smaller.
To assess whether moose are simply large deer, I performed two types of analyses on life history traits related to maternal care (birth mass and early growth rate) and population dynamics (population growth rate, generation time, and fitness components such as age-specific survival and reproduction).
How many generations of a bacterium will there be after 20 h if it has a generation time of 30 min?
6 and 7, microcracks with radius of 150-1500 [micro]m and generation time of 1.
It's a full hour before our generation time is up, we've already got an Outstanding in the bag, and it's just a marvelous thing to see.
Segregation patterns and the long generation time of the F1 generation relative to that of the less resistant parent indicated that L-574-1 and CI 13227 share a single major gene that exerts a large effect on generation time.
For example, inside a part, coarse resolution accelerates growth and reduces generation time.
We also plotted the proportional contributions of fertility, juvenile survival, and adult survival to population growth, in order to show which species have similar elasticity patterns and how the patterns are affected by generation time.

Full browser ?