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1. Bold; brave; stout; daring; resolu?e; intrepid. Hap helpeth hardy man alway. (Chaucer)

2. Confident; full of assurance; in a bad sense, morally hardened; shameless.

3. Strong; firm; compact. [A] blast may shake in pieces his hardy fabric. (South)

4. Inured to fatigue or hardships; strong; capable of endurance; as, a hardy veteran; a hardy mariner.

5. Able to withstand the cold of winter.

plants which are hardy in virginia may perish in new England. Half-hardy plants are those which are able to withstand mild winters or moderate frosts.

Origin: F.hardi, p. P. Fr. OF. Hardir to make bold; of german origin, cf. OHG. Hertan to harden, g. Harten. See hard.

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Could Hardy-Weinberg terminology be more precise?

I just noticed how well the Hardy-Weinberg principle suits the definitions of the terms. Wonderfully, they seem to have encompassed all possibilities, but the five (or six) mechanisms of change seem to overlap on the scenarios they can ...

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by wildfunguy
Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:56 pm
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Topic: Could Hardy-Weinberg terminology be more precise?
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Population genetics - make inferences from allele frequency

... or lethal homozygotes? I assume random mating (no sexual selection), diploid, no drift (genetically well connected) or something that meets Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium assumptions. Thanks!

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by Young
Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Population genetics - make inferences from allele frequency
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mutation-selection balance

I'm having problems figuring out the logic behind two formulas related to the Hardy-Weinberg equation. Here are two relevant excerpts from my textbook, Medical Gentics by Jorde, Carey and Bamshad: Consider, for example, a dominant disease that results in death ...

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by Monco
Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:41 pm
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Topic: mutation-selection balance
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Brown bears and polar bears, can they mate?

... bears mating with polar bears creating a hybrid. Here are some showing this hybridization. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21528754.600-hardy-polar-bears-have-survived-past-global-warming.html http://www.nbcnews.com/id/12738644/?GT1=8199#.USuyOleetvE Hope this helps.

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by marineman
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Brown bears and polar bears, can they mate?
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Population Genetics Questions

... You will need to create reverse complement of it. For problem 2 you need to do the calculations. See this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardy%E2%80%93Weinberg_principle

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by Cat
Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Population Genetics Questions
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