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abiotic

[¦a‚bī′äd·ik]
(biology)
Referring to the absence of living organisms.
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Before diagnosing a grape problem as abiotic in nature, any potential grape pests or diseases that may have produced the symptom must be ruled out.
perseae from the 3 experiments at a given time (fall 2006, fall 2007, and spring 2008) and to differentiate the amount of mortality caused by biotic plus abiotic factors (non-exclusion treatment) from abiotic factors (exclusion treatment) (Waters 1969; Bellows et al.
Besides, relationships between abiotic and biotic factors that are evident at broad scales may disappear at finer scales and be replaced by the effects of biological processes (Greig-Smith, 1979; Woodward, 1987).
They are now examining the inheritance of abiotic stress tolerance and hope to develop molecular markers that can be useful in breeding.
In order to make students aware of complex ecological interactions, the lesson sequence addressed three major units: (1) designing research and collecting and interpreting data (2) how adaptations in predators and prey shape their interactions, and (3) the effects of abiotic and biotic factors on aphid populations.
New Delhi, Jan 29(ANI): The Union Cabinet has agreed to establish "National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management" at Malegaon (Baramati) in Maharashtra, which will cost the government Rs.
Fossil stromatolite (one shown above) suggest the early activity of cyanobacteria, but some argue the structures could also have abiotic origins.
THE CONSPIRACY THEORISTS: Cold War Russian scientists looking for homegrown energy sources first came up with the idea of "abiotic oil." (Abiotic: not from living organisms.) The theory was refined by former Swift Boater and Conspiracy Watch favorite Jerome Corsi, also the author of The Obama Nation.
Leading international authorities clearly discuss biology, genetics, breeding, physiology, biotechnology, agronomy, diseases, insects, abiotic stresses, storage, processing and effective approaches for improvement and production of crop and handling after harvest.
These genes are important for breeding plant varieties with an enhanced tolerance to abiotic stresses and for improving plant tolerance to abiotic stresses.
The Estonian Journal of Ecology invites original contributions about biotic and abiotic environment; interactions between human and natural systems across temporal and spatial scales, in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems; past and future changes in the environmental quality; and sustainable use of natural resources.
The conversion of carbon and hydrogen into molecules of various hydrocarbons is thought, by those theorists who support abiotic oil formation, to be possible only at extreme depths, approximately 60 miles--which is an order of magnitude deeper than present technology can examine directly.