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biome

 [bi´ōm]
a large, distinct, easily differentiated community of organisms arising as a result of complex interactions of climatic factors, flora, fauna, and substrate; usually designated according to kind of vegetation present, such as tundra, coniferous forest, deciduous forest, or grassland.

bi·ome

(bī'ōm),
The total complex of biotic communities occupying and characterizing a particular geographic area or zone.
[bio- + -ome]

biome

(bī′ōm′)
n.
A major regional or global biotic community, such as a grassland or desert, characterized chiefly by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate.

biome

[bī′ōm]
Etymology: Gk, bios + oma, tumor, mass
the collection of biological communities existing in and characteristic of a broad geographic region, such as desert, tropical forest, or savanna. A biome includes all organisms of a particular region.

biome

An ecosystem with a distinct climate, organisms and substrates, all of which interact to produce a distinct and complex biotic community.

bi·ome

(bī'ōm)
The total complex of biotic communities occupying and characterizing a particular geographic area or zone.

biome

a major regional ecological community of organisms usually defined by the botanical habitat in which they occur and determined by the interaction of the substrate, climate, fauna and flora. The term is often limited to denote terrestrial habitats, e.g. tundra, coniferous forest, grassland. Oceans may be considered as a single biome (the marine biome), though sometimes this is subdivided, e.g. coral reef biome. There is no sharp distinction between adjacent biomes.

biome

a large, distinct, easily differentiated community of organisms in a major ecological region.
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Compared to other Brazilian biomes, the Pantanal presents a herpetofauna low in diversity but high in abundance.
Embrapa researchers are mapping the bee flora in the biomes of the Mid-North region, which comprises the states of Piau and Maranho, so that beekeepers have more accurate information on species that favor production and blossoming seasons, in order to Who can then choose the appropriate locations for the installation of apiaries.
Ask: In which biome do you think these animals live?
Biome worked in private practice, but would often see patients who would come in with no insurance, who had not seen a dentist in years.
Biome decided to exit the venture due to the current weakness of the sector segments served by Biotec, the groupa[euro](tm)s chairman John Standen said in a comment.
The workshop "Brazilian Biomes and Climate Change: an Ecosystem Ecology Approach", occurred between November 8th-13th, 2010 in Maresias, State of Sao Paulo, with forty biogeochemical specialists from thirteen Brazilian universities and five research institutes aimed summarizing the available information about basic functioning of the main Brazilian biomes, inland and coastal waters, and the ocean, including potential effects of climate change on the structure and functioning of these systems.
Ranging from 18c to 35c, and with an average daytime humidity of 90%, the biome is not only an assault on your senses, but also a test of your endurance.
Ranging from 18c to 35c, and with an average daytime humidity of 90 percent, the biome is not only an assault on your senses, but also a test of your endurance.
Pakistan spans a remarkable number of world's broad ecological regions, including four biomes: the desert biome, temperate grassland biome, tropical seasonal forest biome, and mountain biome.
The plant, native to the rainforests of western Sumatra, started flowering late last night and has started spreading its fetid stench around the attraction's Rainforest Biome.
Each dome represents a different world biome, or region with a distinct climate, geography, and community of plants and animals, says Sam Kendall, Eden's education development officer.