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Group

Definition

noun, plural: groups

(1) An assemblage of animals, plants, or microorganisms having the same distinctive features, which identify them from the others

(2) (general) A number of entities taken together as a unit because members share a common characteristic or relation


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Word origin: French groupe (“cluster, group”)

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improved glucose tolerance in non obese type 2 diabetic rats

... (IT) to the jejunum was performed in lean diabetic Goto-Kakizaki (GK) rats. The IT was compared to sham-operated diabetic rats and a control group of diabetic rats. Non-diabetic controls were age-matched Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats, which underwent IT and no operation. Food intake and body weight ...

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by rmorrison
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:53 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: improved glucose tolerance in non obese type 2 diabetic rats
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Re: Re:

... I am saying. As the variation associated with environment increases, the odds ratio approaches 1:1, a 50/50 split of probability regarding which group is overall genetically superior in terms of the predisposition toward intelligence. http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/571/rnn8.png

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Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:13 am
 
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Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
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Re: Ecological Niche

... From Mitchell, Paul; Ecology, 101 Key Ideas; NTC Publishing Group; Chicago, IL; 2000; p069 “There is no such thing as the ecological niche, there are at least three current, and quite different, uses of this ...

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by Gannet
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Topic: Ecological Niche
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Polymorphism and Mutation

... but is normally isolated to the individual. A polymorphism is a distinct population of genes that have changed enough to create variation within a group. It is these changes that can lead to evolutionary changes since if this polymorphic change is beneficial it will continue to spread within the ...

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by Babybel56
Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:39 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Polymorphism and Mutation
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Please answer: Group selection and Sociobiology

The idea that evolution could be applied to groups became tied to the idea that Western culture could suppress local cultures, and it was just a natural process. The concept became politically very incorrect. Rejecting group selection means saying ...

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by Darby
Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:48 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Please answer: Group selection and Sociobiology
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