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deme

(dēm),
A local, small, highly inbred group or kinship. Compare: isolate.
[G. dēmos, people]
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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.
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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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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In order to identify if there is selective neutrality, tests were performed for the five demes. The results of Tajima's D were not significant and Fu's Fs was only significant for dm 2, which contains haplotypes from the Northeast.
In an ideal case of legitimate decisionmaking, UN and other international agreements result from fair procedures with broad participation of the deme. (49) As mentioned before, the deme represents the total of potential citizens and affected people.
Thanks to an integrated company structure, DEME strongly emerges as a 'global solutions provider' which offers its clients overall solutions.
Genetic differentiation between habitats can be tested in common-garden experiments, where genotypes from local demes or subpopulations are compared under similar environmental conditions.
Finally, a possible independent purpose of horos B was to mark the ancient road (Nymphs/Pnyx Street) that skirted the south side of the spur as a deme boundary, which in this region of the city could only be the shared border of Melite and Kollytos.
Adaptive population structure.--In contrast to the average decline in allozyme structure, adaptive structure increased with deme age.
Figure 7C illustrates that a very efficient sterile distorter ([Sigma] [greater than] 0.9375) cannot coexist with the wild type if deme size is too small.
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Orsted is partnering with Belgium-based DEME Group, who will be employing their Innovation installation vessel to install 174 monopiles.