improvement lag

improvement lag

the time delay between improved performance in one tier of a breeding program until it appears in the next tier.
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Since biopsy improvement lags behind biochemical improvement by about 6 months, a repeat biopsy at that time is warranted.
PROFITABILITY IMPROVEMENT LAGS EXPECTATIONS: The Outlook revision to Stable is driven by slower-than anticipated improvement in DeKalb's operating profitability.
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