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Stock culture

stock culture A culture of a microorganism maintained solely for the purpose of keeping the microorganism in a viable... Read More

Stock

stock group of organisms (all of the same species) that is genetically self-sustaining and isolated geographically or... Read More

Null hypothesis

Null Hypothesis Definition Null hypothesis is defined as “the commonly accepted fact (such as the sky is blue) and... Read More

Symbiosis

Symbiosis Definition What is symbiosis? Symbiosis can be defined as any kind of relationship or interaction between two... Read More

Quill

quill 1. One of the large feathers of a bird's wing, or one of the rectrices of the tail; also, the stock of such a... Read More

Trail

trail 1. To be drawn out in length; to follow after. When his brother saw the red blood trail. (Spenser) 2. To grow to great... Read More

Anchor

Anchor 1. A iron instrument which is attached to a ship by a cable (rope or chain), and which, being cast overboard, lays... Read More

Stag

stag 1. (Science: zoology) The adult male of the red deer (Cervus elaphus), a large European species closely related to the... Read More

Husbandry

Husbandry 1. Care of domestic affairs; economy; domestic management; thrift. There's husbandry in heaven; Their candles are... Read More

Gentiles

Gentile One of a non-Jewish nation; one neither a jew nor a Christian; a worshiper of false gods; a heathen. The Hebrews... Read More

Potato

potato Origin: Sp. Patata potato, batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably batata) in Hayti. (Science:... Read More

The consequences of antibiotic use in horticulture

Leading articles Frederick R. Falkiner* Department of Clinical Microbiology, Trinity College, Dublin; Central Pathology... Read More

Breed

Breed 1. A race or variety of men or other animals (or of plants), perpetuating its special or distinctive characteristics... Read More

Spontaneous generation

Definition noun plural: spontaneous generations The previously popular notion that living organisms arise or develop from... Read More

Pumpkin

pumpkin (Science: botany) A well-known trailing plant (Cucurbita pepo) and its fruit, used for cooking and for feeding... Read More

Vaccine

Definition noun, plural: vaccines A suspension containing live, attenuated, modified, or killed microorganisms (or their... Read More

Axenic culture

Definition noun A microbial culture that contains only one species, variety, or strain of... Read More

Myanmar

myanmar A republic of southeast asia, northwest of thailand, long familiar as burma. Its capital is yangon, formerly... Read More

Selective Breeding

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, PhD Thousands of years before Darwin proposed evolution by natural selection and... Read More

Herd

Herd 1. A number of beasts assembled together; as, a herd of horses, oxen, cattle, camels, elephants, deer, or swine; a... Read More

Grade

Grade a harsh scraping or cutting; a grating. The grade of hatchets fiercely thrown. On wigwam log, and tree, and stone.... Read More

Affinity

Definition noun, plural: affinities (1) (taxonomy) The resemblances in structure between two organisms or between biological... Read More

Plane

Plane 1. To make smooth; to level; to pare off the inequalities of the surface of, as of a board or other piece of wood, by... Read More

Descend

Descend 1. To pass from a higher to a lower place; to move downwards; to come or go down in any way, as by falling, flowing,... Read More

Nations

nation 1. (Science: ethnology) A part, or division, of the people of the earth, distinguished from the rest by common... Read More

Native

native 1. One who, or that which, is born in a place or country referred to; a denizen by birth; an animal, a fruit, or... Read More

Divide

1. To part asunder (a whole); to sever into two or more parts or pieces; to sunder; to separate into parts. Divide the... Read More

Dead

Dead 1. Deprived of life; opposed to alive and living; reduced to that state of a being in which the organs of motion and... Read More

Agriculture

Agriculture The science of raising plants and/or animals for food, clothing or other useful products. The practice of... Read More

Generation

Generation 1. The act of generating or begetting; procreation, as of animals. 2. Origination by some process, mathematical,... Read More

Advance

Advance 1. The act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress. 2. Improvement or progression, physically, mentally,... Read More

Race

Definition noun (1) A group or population of humans categorized on the basis of various sets of heritable characteristics... Read More

Dimension

Dimension 1. Measure in a single line, as length, breadth, height, thickness, or circumference; extension; measurement;... Read More

Provision

provision 1. The act of providing, or making previous preparation. 2. That which is provided or prepared; that which is... Read More

Dimensions

Dimension 1. Measure in a single line, as length, breadth, height, thickness, or circumference; extension; measurement;... Read More

Sow

sow 1. To scatter, as seed, upon the earth; to plant by strewing; as, to sow wheat. Also used figuratively: To spread... Read More

Nut

Nut 1. (Science: botany) A dry one-seeded fruit which is indehiscent (i.e., it does not split open along a definite seam at... Read More

Invest

Invest 1. To put garments on; to clothe; to dress; to array; opposed to divest. Usually followed by with, sometimes by in;... Read More

Peach

peach (Science: botany) A well-known high-flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a hard almond-like endocarp... Read More

Cross

Cross 1. Any figure in the shape of a cross formed by two intersecting lines. Synonym: crux. Synonym: crux of heart. 3. a... Read More