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daughter

[′dȯd·ər]
(nuclear physics)
The immediate product of radioactive decay of an element, such as uranium. Also known as decay product; radioactive decay product.

daughter

(mathematics, data)
(Or "child", "successor") In a tree, a node pointed to by a parent, i.e. another node closer to the root node.
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Woody describes "the nightmare scenario: Daughterless carp somehow escape to other parts of the world and breed with dozens of closely related species.
Keywords: European carp, introduced species, feral animals, pest control, environmental degradation, Daughterless Carp Project, genetic manipulation.
We believe that this technology has the potential to greatly reduce carp numbers in the Murray-Darling Basin within 20-30 years of releasing carriers of the daughterless carp gene.