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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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The Newman-Keuls test identified only one dispersal pair, without a significant difference in seedling richness and density, the primate dispersed group relative to the abiotically dispersed group.
In contrast to the other parks, however, nearly half of the species were pollinated abiotically.
Decrease in breaking load of abiotically treated HDPE was observed when exposed to Aspergillus oryzae, Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus flavus by 56%, 39% and 27% respectively compared to untreated HDPE samples exposed to above fungal stains showed only 6.
Numerous studies have demonstrated that nitrate can be abiotically reduced to ammonium by Fe(II) under moderately reducing conditions (Buresh and Moraghan 1976; Moraghan and Buresh 1977; Petersen 1979; Summers and Chang 1993; Hansen et al.
Guindon and Miller (1995), however, did find growth rate differences among caged (not fed) southern flounder across abiotically similar oligohaline habitats in the Pamlico River.
The objective of the contributors is to understand how hormones control productivity of abiotically stressed plants.
The part that is not exported just slowly decomposes, either abiotically (leaching, mechanical fragmentation) or biotically (autolysis, bacterial attack, fragmentation by detritivores).
To characterize the soil nutrient status of a site, we chose total phosphorus because it is typically the limiting nutrient in Australian soils (Beadle 1962, 1966), and because it reflects the abiotically imposed limitations of the site.
Further research is necessary to understand the distribution and importance of ascomycete ectomycorrhizal fungi in natural systems, particularly in abiotically stressful areas.
150] has shown indications that virtually all off the building blocks of bioorganisms can be produced abiotically," notes the biochemist, now a private consultant based in Baltimore.
Adventus' unique combination of proprietary catalysts was able to convert the currently semi-aerobic aquifer condition to an anaerobic one rapidly and - more importantly - partially abiotically, thereby reducing the amount of time before effective dechlorination would occur.
They can arise both biologically and abiotically, such as by raining down from space as micrometeoritic dust.