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Strategies

strategy

1. The science of military command, or the science of projecting campaigns and directing great military movements; generalship.

2. The use of stratagem or artifice. 3. A plan of action encompassing the methods to be adopted from beginning to end of a task or endeavor, focussing on the general methods; contrasted with tactics, which is a plan for accomplishing subgoals of lesser extent than the primary goal. Thus, a strategy is a plan for winning a war, and a tactic is a plan for winning a battle. 4. Biol. A behavior evolved and exhibited by a living organism to accomplish some important goal, as a foraging strategy.

Origin: Gr., cf. F. Strategie. See Stratagem.


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Re: Please read! About life history strategies!

I agree with basic biology here. R selection will result in the best overall fitness for such a species. There are a number of clues in the question that help elucidate the ecology of this given species we shall call A. Now A, being an annual species, has a very short life history. Its entire life c...

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by Youngji
Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:30 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Please read! About life history strategies!
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Mitochondrial DNA

What "strategies"? And who is the "we" here - all eukaryotes? all organisms that are stuck with their inherited genetics, are exclusively sexual, have long generation times, place large investments in few offspring, ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:59 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Mitochondrial DNA
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Views: 3883

Mitochondrial DNA

What "strategies"? And who is the "we" here - all eukaryotes?

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by Darby
Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:04 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Mitochondrial DNA
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Views: 3883

Mitochondrial DNA

This is a potentially interesting topic since our mitochondria are non-recombinatory, and our strategies may not be adapted for non-recombinatory evolution. This directly relates to whether our mtDNA should be evolving and not just "stabilizing".

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by wildfunguy
Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:34 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Mitochondrial DNA
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Views: 3883

Please read! About life history strategies!

I can't even begin to figure out how to answer this question, and google was very little help. So please help me if you can! Assume annual species lives in a stochastic environment and acts in a strategy-independent way where all individuals are affected equally, and fecundity is traded off with juv...

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by tjam123
Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:14 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Please read! About life history strategies!
Replies: 2
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