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wild

1. (of animals) living independently of man; not domesticated or tame
2. (of plants) growing in a natural state; not cultivated
3. living in a savage or uncivilized way
4. (of a card, such as a joker or deuce in some games) able to be given any value the holder pleases
5. a desolate, uncultivated, or uninhabited region
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in the wild

Something still in use or available to the public. For example, "audio formats in the wild" means all the audio file formats that are still in current use. When a tweet, video or other post has been published, it may also be said it is in the wild.

Viruses in the Wild
The phrase often refers to viruses that have not been contained. Although tens of thousands of viruses have been unleashed, most of them have been eradicated and exist only in computer labs for research purposes. However, at any given time, there may be a couple hundred viruses that are still "in the wild," contaminating computer systems of unsuspecting users. For more information, visit The WildList Organization International at www.wildlist.org.

wild cards

Symbols used to represent any value when selecting specific files. In DOS, Windows and Unix, the asterisk (*) represents any collection of characters, and the question mark (?) represents a single character. In SQL, the percent sign (%) and underscore (_) are used for matching text. Note the following examples:

DOS and Windows (case insensitive)

 *.gif    .gif or .GIF extension

 a*.gif   beginning with "a" or "A"

 boot.*   all files named "BooT"
           any mix upper/lower case

 *.d*     extensions starting with
           "d" or "D"

 ?abc     1ABC, 2abc, etc.

 ??abc    10ABC, xxabc, etc.


 Windows only (case insensitive)

 *t.jpg   JPEG files ending with "T"


 Unix only (case sensitive)

 *.jpg    .jpg extension

 *.JPG    .JPG extension

 a*.jpg   beginning with "a"

 A*.jpg   beginning with "A"

 boot.*   all files named "boot"

 BOOT.*   all files named "BOOT"

 ?abc     1abc, xabc, etc.

 ??ABC    10ABC, XXABC, etc.


 SQL

 Good%    begining with "Good"

 _bcd     any name followed by "bcd"
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"We want to make our current tomatoes adapt to stress like this wild tomato, but we can only do that by understanding the traits that make them resistant.
Wild tomato is of indeterminate growth type; however advanced tomato cultivars that are commercial grown in fresh-market production system are determinate making it easier to contain them over plastic beds and manage them while pruning, staking and tying with the string, spraying, and harvesting as they demand less management practice in comparison to the wild lines.
Pyramiding of genes conferring resistance to Tomato yellow leaf curl virus from different wild tomato species.
The wild tomato genotypes cannot be easily exploited for cultivation (Selth et al., 2004) but their resistant genes can be introduced into the domesticated genotypes for the improvement in resistance (Hulbert et al., 2001).
After warming up with wood-fired gluten-free pizza at Wild Tomato back in Fish Creek, I drove over to Whitefish Dunes State Park for a hike.
Evaluation of salt tolerance in cultivated and wild tomato species through in vitro shoot apex culture.
The wild tomato species are native to western South America from Ecuador south to northern Chile and the Galapagos Islands.
If, like us, you have doubts about the wisdom of modern gene-splicing (attaching a gene from a cousin such as a potato, corn or wild tomato), you can pick from scores of open-pollinated heirloom varieties from many lands and cultures, or "old-fashioned" hybrids from an earlier era.