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Determinate

Of growth or branching, with a bud or flower terminating the growth of the main axis.


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Concept of sexuality in plants.

... separate gendered individuals, there seems to be a variety of ways to "set" that (as is true with animals), a lot of which would NOT be determinate in the embryos. In plants that use sex chromosomes, seeds would have genders, and just as animals produce litters of males and females, ...

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by Darby
Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:08 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Concept of sexuality in plants.
Replies: 3
Views: 2046

A different approach to study entomology

... budding entomologist, I study insects. I noticed that traditionally study entomology means building a collection, a necessary and useful stage to determinate the species. And here's the problem: an entomologist often becomes only a collector. I think that determinate species and collect insects ...

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by Myrmecia
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:51 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A different approach to study entomology
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Views: 3425

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... only stuff that is possible.... Or maybe not. The impression I get from this discussion is that the answer to my question (whether evolution is determinate) is yes and no. The environment seems to set constraints on how far the random processes can range. However, with only one example planet ...

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by wildman
Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:52 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is evolution determinate?
Replies: 19
Views: 8361

Re: Is evolution determinate?

Although the Cephalotaceae and the Nepenthaceae are not closely related by typical standards, the fact is they are related and share most of their genome. That baggage from heredity and similar physical constaints mean there are only so many solutions to similar problems. An organsim that evolved o...

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by robsabba
Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:31 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is evolution determinate?
Replies: 19
Views: 8361

Re: Is evolution determinate?

Although the Cephalotaceae and the Nepenthaceae are not closely related by typical standards, the fact is they are related and share most of their genome. That baggage from heredity and similar physical constaints mean there are only so many solutions to similar problems. An organsim that evolved o...

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by wildman
Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:19 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is evolution determinate?
Replies: 19
Views: 8361
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