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1. Tending to promote health; favoring health; salubrious; salutary. Wholesome thirst and appetite. (milton) From which the industrious poor derive an agreeable and wholesome variety of food. (A Smith)

2. Contributing to the health of the mind; favorable to morals, religion, or prosperity; conducive to good; salutary; sound; as, wholesome advice; wholesome doctrines; wholesome truths; wholesome laws. A wholesome tongue is a tree of life. (Prov. Xv. 4) I can not . . . Make you a wholesome answer; my wit's diseased. (Shak) A wholesome suspicion began to be entertained. (Sir W. Scott)

3. Sound; healthy. Wholesomely, Wholesomeness.

Origin: Whole _ some; cf. Icel. Heilsamr, G. Heilsam, D. Heilzaam.

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Re: Genetic drift

... small population, whether they were separated, or it's a founders effect thing OR a bottleneck event occurred, that population is subject to more wholesome changes because there are only a few members; the effect isn't diluted. I hope this explanation helps; if you still have questions, shoot ...

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by plasmodesmata11
Wed May 23, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genetic drift
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Enzyme activity & refrigirators; cool air,cells, & h

... unchanged so that there is a constant enzym. concentration and no substarte vs. its product assocation. This in turn all translates to good wholesome, non rotting healthy food. Yet with time, and of course obvious rippening (veggies/other products) the rate of enzyme activity under these ...

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by Host
Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:26 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Enzyme activity & refrigirators; cool air,cells, & h
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