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A posteriori

A posteriori

1. (Science: logic) Characterising that kind of reasoning which derives propositions from the observation of facts, or by generalisations from facts arrives at principles and definitions, or infers causes from effects. this is the reverse of a priori reasoning.

2. (Science: philosophy) Applied to knowledge which is based upon or derived from facts through induction or experiment; inductive or empirical.

Origin: L. a (ab) _ posterior latter.


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Protein in the nucleus vs in the cytoplasm

gfpor other fluorescent protein fusion would be one possibility (if it does not interfere with function). Otherwise fixation and use of antibody a posteriori

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by canalon
Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:35 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Protein in the nucleus vs in the cytoplasm
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Identfying Bacteria From Pictures

... some are likely to be pathogenic. But if you have a specific problem then you should define the best strategy to solve it a priori, rather than a posteriori, because you will find plenty of bacteria but you will not be able to know which one are interesting.

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by canalon
Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:52 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Identfying Bacteria From Pictures
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Confused!! -Who are the "fittest"

... mostly between population biologist who are trying to model evolution. Mainly as biology_06er says this is something that can only be calculated a posteriori by calculating how much more or less the offspring of a given individual was. This may not be satisfying, but since that fits (pun intended) ...

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by canalon
Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:18 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Confused!! -Who are the "fittest"
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