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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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This means that prior to any such study, one must understand the impact of the tested compound on the viability of cells of the model of choice.