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Environmental resistance

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noun

The resistance presented by the environmental conditions to limit a species from growing out of control or to stop them from reproducing at maximum rate.


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Environmental resistance includes a mixture of abiotic factors such as temperature, and biotic factors such as natural enemies (biological control agents) to limit the organism for expressing its full capacity to reproduce.


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Please check my answers.

... they're not. Right now bats are being selected in North America for resistance to white-nose syndrome, a change that may occur over one or two ... that the desired answer is D (it's not C), but blight reistance is an environmental pressure, so D isn't actually right. For number 4, most of ...

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by Darby
Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:16 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Please check my answers.
Replies: 1
Views: 976

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... Didn't Luxorien say that mutagens facilitate the appearance of resistance? If that could be shown for various cases with various mutagens, ... of Mutation not a cause for Species Genesis when differences in environmental pressure could cause a shift in Species Population for varying ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:21 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 560
Views: 887507

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... in part, the result of random mutation. All I have argued is that this resistance is already there in nature. The question is not how did the resistance ... to antibiotics can be involved in central metabolic processes of environmental bacteria in their natural habitats." So, one of the major ...

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by Luxorien
Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:57 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 560
Views: 887507

Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable

... results were even more shocking than Radman’s. “…depending on their environmental conditions, bacteria might be able to direct mutations to particular ... at the University of Wisconsin which showed that mutations for resistance to some antibiotics occurred spontaneously in cells that had never ...

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by PAWahid
Wed May 02, 2012 4:54 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable
Replies: 12
Views: 27201

Re: Creation of species through programmed evolution

... as observed in several situation especially when the organism faces environmental stress, disease, etc. validates this aspect of the theory. ... changes in DNA reported under stressed environmental conditions or resistance development against diseases or pesticides are the required changes ...

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by PAWahid
Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:24 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Creation of species through programmed evolution
Replies: 15
Views: 10477
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