biocycle


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.

biocycle

(1) Biorhythm, see there.
(2) Any cycle of biological phenomena which occurs in a particular organism—e.g., menstruation in humans, the daily sleep cycle, migration of flocks of birds, etc.

biocycle

1. Biorhythm, see there.
2. A cycle of biological phenomena that occurs in a particular organism–eg, menstruation in humans, the daily sleep cycle, the disturbance of which results in jet lag.
References in periodicals archive ?
The sheep are brought to graze on the Biocycle Farm from a local farm at no cost, Gray said.
Goldstein is the Editor of BioCycle, a magazine for Advancing Composting, Organics Recycling and Renewable Energy.
OBJECTIVES: We examined the associations between cadmium, lead, and mercury, and anovulation and patterns of reproductive hormones [estradiol, progesterone, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone] among 252 premenopausal women 18-44 years of age who were enrolled in the BioCycle Study in Buffalo, New York.
Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report, EPA 430-R-I0-006, April 2010, http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/usinventoryreport.html, citing 16th Annual BioCycle Nationwide Survey: The State of Garbage in America (2008).
Gaskins and her colleagues analyzed data from 259 healthy, normally menstruating women, aged an average of 27 years, and who were followed for up to two menstrual cycles in the BioCycle Study.
Still, according to BioCycle magazine, large-scale food composting projects nearly doubled between 2000 and 2007, from 138 to 267.
Over in the west of the region, Biocycle South Shropshire, the Ludlow Greenfinch anaerobic digestion facility earlier this year won part of a pounds 10 million funding package from Defra's Anaerobic Digestion Demonstration Programme.
As micro-organisms consume the degraded plastic, carbon dioxide, water, and biomass are produced and returned to nature by way of the biocycle.
"Regional composting of waste paper and food." BioCycle 36 (1) January: 66-8.
Related publications include "Biomass Magazine" published by BBI International Media (Grand Forks, ND), "Biofuels Business" from Sosland Publishing (Kansas City MO), "Bioenergy Research," published by Springer Science + Business (New York), "Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining" from Wiley-Blackwell (Chichester, UK), and "BioCycle," a monthly magazine, and the quarterly "Compost Science & Utilization," both produced by The JG Press (Emmaus, PA).