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reciprocal

1. Maths of or relating to a number or quantity divided into one
2. Navigation denoting a course or bearing that is 180? from the previous or assumed one
3. Maths a number or quantity that when multiplied by a given number or quantity gives a product of one

Reciprocal

 

a number whose product with a given number is equal to 1. For example, 5 and 1/5 are mutually reciprocal, as are —2/3 and —3/2. For any number a that is not equal to 0 there exists the reciprocal 1/a.

reciprocal

[ri′sip·rə·kəl]
(mathematics)
The reciprocal of a number A is the number 1/ A.
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WFTMS x L7-2 showed maximum mean value in case of direct crosses whereas; OH-41 x A556 had maximum mean value in case of reciprocal crosses for number of grains per rows.
In addition, the average number of midtestes sperm bundles in the 10 "reverted" postmeiotic steriles was significantly smaller than either of the two hybrids of the reciprocal crosses ([ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 3 OMITTED]; Kruskal-Wallis; [Mathematical Expression Omitted], P = 0.
Most of the reciprocal crosses involving one of the general combiners (CIM-446, CIM-554) and manifested maximum reciprocal effects for majority traits.
Larval growth and survival of two Catarina scallop (Argopecten cireularis, Sowerby, 1835) populations and their reciprocal crosses.
Results showed that its resistance to CYR18 and 2E16 are all controlled by three recessive complementary genes, and the results of reciprocal crosses were the same, indicating that the resistance is inherited by nucleus.
1] reciprocal crosses of soybean populations grown in N-depleted medium inoculated with the cowpea-type rhizobial strain AB-16D.
2] seeds from reciprocal crosses between OLE-1 and A74/18/10, showed a considerable variation for oleic and ricinoleic acids (Fig.
In the second set, reciprocal crosses were set up between the control and selection lines as well as within these lines.
martensii was conducted to determine whether there was a significant improvement in growth of reciprocal crosses from pure populations.
1] seeds from the reciprocal crosses had normal phytate.
Summed over all treatments, there were 120 crosses with two reciprocal crosses per cross plus replicate matings within each reciprocal cross.
To determine the genetic control of resistance to the imidazolinones, reciprocal crosses between the six homozygous resistant [M.