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sterility

 [stĕ-ril´ĭ-te]
the state of being sterile.

ste·ril·i·ty

(stĕ-ril'i-tē),
1. In general, the incapability of fertilization or reproduction.
2. Condition of being aseptic, or free from all living microorganisms.
[L. sterilitas]

sterility

A state of irreversible inconceivability.

sterility

1. The absence of viable contaminating microorganisms; aseptic state, asepsis.
2. Involuntary infertility–the inability to procreate, conceive or induce conception.

ste·ril·i·ty

(stĕr-il'i-tē)
1. In general, the incapability of fertilization or reproduction.
2. Condition of being aseptic, or free from all living microorganisms and their spores.
[L. sterilitas]

ste·ril·i·ty

(stĕr-il'i-tē)
Condition of being aseptic, or free from all living microorganisms.
[L. sterilitas]
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"Because temperature had been widely known to affect sterility, we decided to quantify the rates of this jumping gene's activity at different temperatures," said Sungjin Moon, the first author.
Additional options are particle monitoring, air sampler, sterility test pumps and scales.
Variance analysis for the variable "bulk spikelet sterility" detected as significant the triple interaction among genotype x temperature x thermic stress/control, indicating that each genotype responded differently to the temperature variation and the imposition of the thermic stress (Table 1).
In order for sterility assurance to become a true collaborator in medical advancements, the professionals in our community need to break down barriers, broaden our partnerships, and increasingly work in tandem with the medical community, universities, and regulators.
Lepidopterans also require much higher doses of radiation to achieve sterility than Diptera, possibly because lepidopterans differ in having holocentric chromosomes (Bauer 1967; Carpenter et al.
Based on a review of the items that have been previously listed, an assessment must be made regarding the effect that any changes may have had on the efficacy of the sterilization process and if there have been any changes to the ability to yield the same desired sterility assurance level.
NAMSA's sterility assurance products will be integrated into the Crosstex product portfolio and reported in the Healthcare Disposables segment.
To validate for quarterly release, the bioburden estimate is taken from the average of three individual lots or batches of production (using 10 data points per lot) followed by the test of sterility. In cases where it is not practical to test three lots (due to infrequent production of a particular device or similar reasons), a single lot of product can be validated.
John Hughes, Vice President/General Manager of Crosstex/SPSmedical in Rochester, NY stated, "The addition of NAMSA's Sterility Assurance Products Division expands our market position in the biological and chemical integrator market while strengthening our manufacturing capabilities through greater vertical integration." Hughes went on to say, "We have retained the sales, marketing and customer care team which will allow for a seamless transition and provide our new customers with the same level of service and support they have been accustomed to receiving."
Quality concerns in hybrid rice assume enhanced importance mainly due to two reasons; first, the marketable produce is a bulk of segregating endosperms of F2 generation, and second, the apprehension regarding an effect of sterility inducing cytoplasm on physico-chemical grain quality traits.
Heterosexual male Canadian undergraduate students (N = 63) completed a measure of sociosexuality, rated their reactions to their own/a female partner's hypothetical sterility, and reported their arousal in response to a range of female pubic hair expanses (from completely bare to extending beyond the pubic mound).