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1. A fixed daily allowance of provisions assigned to a soldier in the army, or a sailor in the navy, for his subsistence.

officers have several rations, the number varying according to their rank or the number of their attendants.

2. Hence, a certain portion or fixed amount dealt out; an allowance; an allotment.

Origin: F, fr. L. Ratio a reckoning, calculation, relation, reference, LL. Ratio ration. See Ratio.

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unbalanced gender ratios of offspring

... 1 female per 10 males, for example, would ensure that only super-fit males manage to breed? I do not know what is the exact reason for even sex rations, but reliance solely on the meiotic division sounds like a suspiciously simple answer, since nature would have surely found a means to alter ...

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by biohazard
Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: unbalanced gender ratios of offspring
Replies: 6
Views: 5964

I really need help with the Punnett square & genotypic

... colour (r). If these plants were allowed to self-pollinate and produced 1284 seeds, use a Punnett square to predict the genotypic and phenotypic rations for the F1 and F2 generations.

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by Paigebentley
Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:34 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: I really need help with the Punnett square & genotypic
Replies: 4
Views: 5256

DNA question.

... support. Q: DNA is isolated from two species. Both DNA samples are found to be of the same size (ie. equal quantities). The samples have G+C/A+T rations of 2.0 and 2.5 a. Which DNA samples has a higher G+C content? Explain. WHAT?!?!?! I totally don't get it, can anyone explain this to me? b. ...

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by NewtoBiology
Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: DNA question.
Replies: 4
Views: 6318


Hi Substrate rations: how do they affect the occupancy of the enzyme's binding sites and the reaction rate? Thanks

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by chousta
Sat May 10, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Enzymes
Replies: 1
Views: 1269

The Fiber Disease

... hyperlink below???? HUH???? Yes the US friggin warped ARSE gov't. They make me sick.......example "Well Mr. US Gov't, why did the US not drop rations via helicopters to the dying individuals in New Orleans during the Hurricane Katrina Horror? " WELL Mr. Interviewer that is a good question, ...

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by London
Sat Oct 07, 2006 1:37 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 6263804
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