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deme

(dēm),
A local, small, highly inbred group or kinship. Compare: isolate.
[G. dēmos, people]

deme

(dēm) a population of very similar organisms interbreeding in nature and occupying a circumscribed area.

deme

(dēm)
n.
1. One of the townships of ancient Attica.
2. Ecology A local, usually stable population of interbreeding organisms of the same species.

deme

[dēm]
Etymology: Gk, demos, common population
a small, local, closely related, interbreeding population of organisms, usually occupying a circumscribed area. Also called genetic population.

deme

or

local population

a group of individuals within a species that is largely isolated genetically from other individuals of the species, with clearly definable genetical, cytological and other characteristics.

deme

a population of animals with very similar physical characteristics, which interbreed and occupy a limited geographic region. Called also a genetic population.
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Zamia fairchildiana patches of individuals or demes can also persist in degraded forests affected by selective logging and other human activities, where environmental conditions in the understory differ substantially from the ones in their native habitat.
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Then again, we might expect the marker of an urban deme boundary, even if it referred to the nearby Nymphs/Pnyx Street, to give us more information than just "horos," or at least to have some recognizable parallels among the urban demes.
No member could be re-elected until all eligible citizens in his demes had served.
003), as well as among the 4th-, 10th-, and 40th- generation demes (P = 0.
Under the SBT, gene combinations are established within demes by random drift opposing selection, and then spread across populations by some kind of interdemic selection; both processes require that some individuals leave more offspring than others.
The religious activities of the groups mentioned in a19-20 were, however, quite different in kind from those of demes and tribes.
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MEDCO (Middle East Dredging Company), DEMEs subsidiary in Qatar, carried out dredging and land reclamation works for the new port, being one of the biggest projects undertaken by DEME in the Middle East.
Rapak, manufacturer of bag-in-box and filling systems and Demes Logistics, which specialises in packaging logistics and pool management have combined their expertise to create an innovative returnable system which delivers high efficiency gains for their customers.
A critical determinant of heterozygosity is the amount of gene flow between spatially segregated demes (Hansson et al.
To show that the results of the model are also relevant in the context of a structured population, we then present a simple metapopulation model in which local demes are connected by migration.