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optimum

The best or most suitable; e.g., denoting the dose of a remedy likely to give most benefit with fewest side effects, the temperature or pH at which an enzyme has maximal activity.

Origin: L. Ntr. Sing. Of optimus, best Most favorable condition or greatest degree or amount possible under given circumstances.Ideal, a situation where the best result is attained.


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Re: Population ecology

... but, especially with reptiles and amphibians size is mostly dependent on availability of food. Where food is plentiful and good, size reaches an optimum. Other factors are temperature humidity, and possibly the ability to hide more easily. In tree frogs for instance their size is limited by the ...

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by animartco
Sun May 18, 2014 1:13 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Population ecology
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Re: Increasing Information For Genetic Algorithm

If the new selective pressure is constant in time, then any deviation from the "optimum" will be selected against. The most mutation-resistant synonym will be selected for. If the new selective pressure is short lived, (but extends over a number of generations), ...

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by Cat
Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:22 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Increasing Information For Genetic Algorithm
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Views: 13003

Re: Increasing Information For Genetic Algorithm

... but which may have different susceptibilities to mutation. If the new selective pressure is constant in time, then any deviation from the "optimum" will be selected against. The most mutation-resistant synonym will be selected for. If the new selective pressure is short lived, (but ...

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by Rap
Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:39 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Increasing Information For Genetic Algorithm
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Please Help Identify My Unkown Bacteria!!

... Genus and/or species would be greatly appreciated. Initial Observation: opaque/ off white, slightly clump, slight growth on nutrient agar Presumed Optimum temp: 37C Oxygen Requiremets: Facultative Anerobe Bacillus shape (small rods) gram negative non spore forming not acid fast NEGATIVE for casein, ...

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by KingsMomi
Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:40 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Please Help Identify My Unkown Bacteria!!
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Views: 4281

Microbiology help in identifying Gram + rod for my unknown

... but I thought that was only due to introduction of oxygen. I dont know. Acid fast stains were shown to form chains with rods and spores optimum temperature ranges from 20- 45 and mostly likes 37 Growth was seen mostly at the top of the tube The TSA plate shows a creamy white with a slight ...

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by ccapelouto838
Thu May 03, 2012 5:21 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Microbiology help in identifying Gram + rod for my unknown
Replies: 12
Views: 8560
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