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wild

1. (of animals) living independently of man; not domesticated or tame
2. (of plants) growing in a natural state; not cultivated
3. living in a savage or uncivilized way
4. (of a card, such as a joker or deuce in some games) able to be given any value the holder pleases
5. a desolate, uncultivated, or uninhabited region
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in the wild

Something still in use or available to the public. For example, "audio formats in the wild" means all the audio file formats that are still in current use. When a tweet, video or other post has been published, it may also be said it is in the wild.

Viruses in the Wild
The phrase often refers to viruses that have not been contained. Although tens of thousands of viruses have been unleashed, most of them have been eradicated and exist only in computer labs for research purposes. However, at any given time, there may be a couple hundred viruses that are still "in the wild," contaminating computer systems of unsuspecting users. For more information, visit The WildList Organization International at www.wildlist.org.

wild cards

Symbols used to represent any value when selecting specific files. In DOS, Windows and Unix, the asterisk (*) represents any collection of characters, and the question mark (?) represents a single character. In SQL, the percent sign (%) and underscore (_) are used for matching text. Note the following examples:

DOS and Windows (case insensitive)

 *.gif    .gif or .GIF extension

 a*.gif   beginning with "a" or "A"

 boot.*   all files named "BooT"
           any mix upper/lower case

 *.d*     extensions starting with
           "d" or "D"

 ?abc     1ABC, 2abc, etc.

 ??abc    10ABC, xxabc, etc.


 Windows only (case insensitive)

 *t.jpg   JPEG files ending with "T"


 Unix only (case sensitive)

 *.jpg    .jpg extension

 *.JPG    .JPG extension

 a*.jpg   beginning with "a"

 A*.jpg   beginning with "A"

 boot.*   all files named "boot"

 BOOT.*   all files named "BOOT"

 ?abc     1abc, xabc, etc.

 ??ABC    10ABC, XXABC, etc.


 SQL

 Good%    begining with "Good"

 _bcd     any name followed by "bcd"
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References in periodicals archive ?
AFLP; RAPD (weedy and wild) Hagenia abyssinica ISSR Highland maize AFLP Linseed AFLP Mustard AFLP potato SSR Sorghum AFLP, SSR, RAPD, ISSR Sweet sorghum SSR Tef RFLP, AFLP, SSR, ISSR, EST-SSR, SNP Wheat (tetraploid) SSR, EST-SSR Wild Sorghum RAPD, ISSR Yam AFLP Crops/plants Reference African wild rice Melaku et al., 2013 Anchote Bekele et al, 2014 Barley Demisse et al., 1998 Brassica carinata Teklewold and Becker, 2006 Coffee Tesfaye et al., 2007 Coffee Aga et al., 2003, Aga et al., 2005, (cultivated, forest) Silvestrini et al, 2007.
--extract of aqueous mixture of wild sorghum shoot + underground organs
Although relatively fewer striga near the roots of PQ-434 germinated compared with weed seed near the roots of the checks or in agar with no sorghum after ethylene treatment, that some germination did occur suggests that whatever inhibition this wild sorghum has on striga germination is incomplete.
However, in some striga-resistant sorghum cultivars and wild sorghum genotypes, necrotic areas appeared at striga attachment sites on the root (Fig.
Patterns of allozyme variation in cultivated and wild Sorghum bicolor.
Although the ancient sorghum remains look much like modern wild sorghum, the chemical makeup of fats encased in the carbonized seeds more closely resembles that of modern domestic sorghum, the scientists contend.
Pattern of allozymes variation in cultivated and wild sorghum bicolor.