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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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Thanks to an integrated company structure, DEME strongly emerges as a 'global solutions provider' which offers its clients overall solutions.
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.
No discussion of Attic deme boundaries, even the single common boundary of two inner urban demes, can ignore the ongoing debate as to whether the fundamental political units of the Kleisthenic constitution were, simply put, territories separated from one another by boundaries (the "artificial" model), or only borderless administrative units (the "natural" model).
A meta-analysis of adaptive deme formation in phytophagous insect populations.
Equation (1) implies that at equilibrium the chance that a deme is near some point, p, is proportional to [Mathematical Expression Omitted]; hence, as expected, demes are most likely to be near adaptive peaks.
25) The various magistracies of a deme included only one with a religious character: stewards, secretaries, recorders, accountants, assessors, estimators, advocates, heralds, and finally, sacristans.
Deme, jointly owned by Belgian holding company Ackermans & van Haaren and building group CFE , said construction of the islands would commence in mid-February and would last about two years.
1 -- color in AV edition only) Almondale Middle School art teacher Deme Larson, a Bravo Award nominee, looks with pleasure at students' work.
Here root voles inhabit highly patchy habitats (small sedge bogs and creek banks) and deme sizes may vary from [less than] 10 to [greater than] 100 individuals.
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ:GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of commercial and industrial demolition and remediation services, today announced its participation with DEME in the Wheatstone LNG Project dredging works in Australia.
Sassevaart, the Dutch-Belgian joint venture, is made up of the construction companies BAM Contractors, BAM Infra Nederland and Van Laere, the dredging company Dredging International and DIMCO, specialist in water and civil engineering, both subsidiaries of DEME.