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1. Capable of being borne or endured; supportable, either physically or mentally. As may affect tionearth with cold and heat Scarce tolerable. (milton)

2. Moderately good or agreeable; not contemptible; not very excellent or pleasing, but such as can be borne or received without disgust, resentment, or opposition; passable; as, a tolerable administration; a tolerable entertainment; a tolerable translation. Tolerableness, Tolerably.

Origin: L. Tolerabilis: cf. F. Tolerable. See Tolerate.

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... at a fixed rate. Let us imagine that we can measure the extent of harmful mutation for any given individual. Hypothetically, there should be a tolerable level (1-10), and individuals beyond that level will not survive to reproduce (>10). Harmful mutations could accumulate in an unusually ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Beneficial mutations vs harmful
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Percentage of Beneficial/Deleterious mutations

... (eg, in mitosis checkpoint genes etc) that tip the cell into malignant transformation is between six and ten, so presumably that is the maximum tolerable number of deleterious mutations (in those growth-regulatory genes)?

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by Julie5
Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Percentage of Beneficial/Deleterious mutations
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Natural selection is proven wrong

... something new to the discussion. And to learn that some trolling might be tolerated in limited threads, but that if it spreads, it becomes less tolerable.

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by canalon
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
Replies: 247
Views: 653638


... etc. Each of them has its own recommended daily usage. Vitamin C, for example, has a 75mg(females)-90mg(males) recommended daily allowance, and a tolerable intake level of 2000 mg/day.

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by MrMistery
Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: antioxidant
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Views: 2475

What Homeostasis is.

... a process whereby the physico-chemical properties of the body internal environment, as well as the stabilty of the body systems are kept constant (tolerable conditions). :D The human body is very dynamic, self-regulatory and self-directory, so much so, that when there is a change (hyper- or hypo-), ...

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by abbassido
Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: help
Replies: 4
Views: 5492
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