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a·bi·ot·ic

(ā-bī-ot'ik),
1. Incompatible with life.
2. Without life.

abiotic

(ā′bī-ŏt′ĭk)
adj.
Nonliving: The abiotic factors of the environment include light, temperature, and atmospheric gases.

a′bi·o′sis (-ō′sĭs) n.
a′bi·ot′ic·al·ly adv.

abiotic

adjective
(1) Nonviable.
(2) Non-living, lifeless.
(3) Abiotrophic.

a·bi·ot·ic

(ā-bī-ot'ik)
1. Incompatible with life.
2. Without life.

abiotic

Non-living.

a·bi·ot·ic

(ā-bī-ot'ik)
1. Incompatible with life.
2. Without life.
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Since the success of a population relies on recruitment and mortality, which determine demography, it is important to know the abiotic variables that affect these processes in order to understand and perhaps control those effects.
Adhesion to abiotic surfaces was studied at different times by using polystyrene 24-well plates (Nunc, Naperville, IL) with or without glass coverslips (21).
Insights into the Arabidopsis Abiotic Stress Response from the AtGenExpress Expression Profile Dataset (Wanke, Berendzen, Kilian and Harter)
A reader's guide in the front matter sorts the articles according to the following categories: concepts, theories, and movements; geographical features and biomes; natural resource use--symptoms and solutions; abiotic natural resources; biotic natural resources; and processes, activities, and usage.
Coverage in the second volume includes an overview of the fundamentals of molecular breeding, and its various uses--in germplasm conservation, for yield and yield-related traits, for quality, for biotic stress resistance, for abiotic stress resistance, for physiological traits, molecular mapping and breeding in fruit and in forest trees, in polyploid crop plants, for forage and turf plans, for genetic improvement of plants--and intellectual property rights and protection of agbiotechnological inventions.
Evogene's current product development portfolio is focused on: improving abiotic stress tolerance and yield in key crops such as corn, soybean, cotton, tomato and canola; enhancing fiber development in cotton; improving nitrogen use efficiency for key crops and plant manufacturing of therapeutic proteins.
The topics include the nitrogen cycle in the Archaean as an intricate interplay of enzymatic and abiotic reactions, the organization of respiratory electron transport chains in nitrate-reducing and nitrifying bacteria, the transport and assimilation of inorganic nitrogen in bacteria, the assembly of respiratory proteins of the nitrogen cycle, the physiology and regulatory mechanisms of nitric oxide metabolism, and nitrous oxide production in the terrestrial environment.
He departs from general practice by discussing all the abiotic factors first, then introduces biotic factors into the framework he has established.
The project team will formulate and test an integrated theory of the early stages in the emergence of life from abiotic chemistry.
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In this, they challenge the prevailing notion that life forms easily and often from abiotic materials in certain conditions.
Among the topics are phenotyping abiotic responses and hormone treatments in Arabidopsis, studying interactions between proteins in living plant cells using bimolecular fluorescence complementation, and analyzing regulatory DNA sequences by the yeast-one-hybrid assay.