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Viability

 

(1) The ability of an individual (or a population) to live and produce offspring. The viability of a population is determined by fertility, duration of the reproductive period, and the number of individuals that attain sexual maturity.

(2) The ability of an individual to survive until a specific moment of his life cycle—that is, until the beginning of the reproductive period. A measure of the viability of a mutant is the relative frequency of survival to that period in mutants as compared with nonmutated individuals.

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It is also important to be able to appropriately triage a viable or nonviable IUP.
Manufacturers can partner with recognized compliance vendors that offer nonviable and viable air and surface sample testing of controlled environments.
In these 5 studies (n=1998), the progesterone test predicted a nonviable pregnancy with a pooled sensitivity of 74.
In the vast majority of cases in the study, women with low progesterone levels had nonviable pregnancies, the researchers said.
Twenty-one lovebird eggs (2 nonviable and 19 viable) were tested (Table 1).
SEDIGEP is a non-profit co-operative run by farmers' organisations, which was considering closing down the warehouse operation because it was nonviable -- the money it made from packing potatoes could not cover the wages it was paying, in contrast to competing packers, who did not pay their employees union rates.
To help struggling credit unions, the Central Bank said it has developed a three-point plan that involves resolving "weak and nonviable credit unions" while protecting members' savings.
The result would be a nonviable Palestinian entity that is ineluctably irredentist, one that the Palestinians (and the rest of the world) would never accept.
Israel's retention of settlement blocs and a military presence in the Jordan Valley will make our state noncontiguous and nonviable.
For example, sampling technologies for the continuous and real time assessment of nonviable particles are utilized today; however, the pharmaceutical industry continues to rely on single-point, growth-based methodologies for the detection and quantification of microorganisms in volumetric air samples.
Quesnel defined nonviable reserves as those that don't have the economic means to grow and develop, and are isolated.
Responding to a question, the minister said that out of 1158 non-viable schools, 700 are shelter less schools and the committee, which appointed in this direction has been engaged in collecting data and after recommendations of the committee, the government would decide that which nonviable school buildings may hand over to other departments for opening of dispensaries or veterinary hospitals.