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Population dynamics
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Population dynamics is the branch of life sciences that studies short-term and long-term changes in the size and age composition of populations, and the biological and environmental processes influencing those changes.


Population genetics is the study of the allele frequency distribution and change under the influence of the four evolutionary forces: natural selection, genetic drift, mutation and gene flow. It also takes account of population subdivision and population structure in space.

Population dynamics is the study of marginal and long-term changes in the numbers, individual weights and age composition of individuals in one or several populations, and biological and environmental processes influencing those changes.

Population: A group of organisms, all of the same species, which occupies a particular area. Also, the total number of individuals of a species within an ecosystem, or of any group of similar individuals.
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Population may also mean the process of populating a geographic area, as by procreation or immigration.
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Population density is the relation between the number of individuals of a population and the area or volume they occupy. For example, in 2001 the human population density of the United States (according to the World Bank) was 29.

Population ecology is the study of populations and their interactions with the environment. A population is a group of individuals of a species in a particular area.

population
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1. people inhabiting a territory, as in American population ...

Part of the work of forensic DNA analysis is the creation of population databases for the STR loci studied.

Populations
Ecological Concepts
The factors affecting population growth, and how populations increase in numbers are important concepts in ecology as they are necessary in order to successfully study how ecosystems work.

Population Cycles
Some populations go through repeated and regular periods of boom followed by bust.

Population structure shows different selection directions shaped ornamental peach and the edible landrace of peach ...

A population's gene pool is defined by its allele frequencies.
A population is a localized group of individuals that belong to the same species.
One definition of a species is a group of natural populations whose individuals have the potential to interbreed and produce fertile offspring.

Large Population
A population must be large enough that chance occurrences cannot significantly change allelic frequencies significantly. To better understand this point, consider the random flipping of a fair coin. The coin is as likely to land on heads as it is on tails.

Population genomics really refers to a new concept in terms of ancestry, in terms of sequencing the human genome, which really has lead to the development of spectacular technology that is helping us to now search the genome in a way that we were unable to do before.

Students of population genetics learn from their textbooks that levels of genetic diversity are determined by the rate of mutation (the number of new mutations per nucleotide site and generation) and the number of reproducing individuals in the population.

Rapid increase in population growth.
Natality rate exceeds mortality rate.
Abundant resources available. (food, water, shelter)
Diseases and predators are rare.

Populations Transition Between Growth and Stability
Limits on population growth can include food supply, space, and complex interactions with other physical and biological factors (including other species).

Population: A group of individuals of the same species within a given space and time.
Predaceous: Preying upon other organisms, predatory.
Predator: An animal that attacks and feeds on other animals, normally killing several individuals during its life cycle.

population bottleneck
Type of genetic drift that occurs as the result of a population being drastically reduced in numbers by an event having little to do with the usual forces of natural selection.
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population an interbreeding group of individuals of one species occupying a defined geographic area.
predation a relationship in which one population within a community may capture and feed upon another population.

Population a group of the same species of organism in the same area at the same time
(populus = the people)
Porphyria a dominant genetic inability to make porphyrin
(porphyr = purple; -ia = state of‚ condition of‚ disease) ...

POPULATION ECOLOGY Population ecology is a science that deals with measuring changes in population size and composition and identifying the factors that cause these changes.

Population genetics
The study of variation in genes among a group of individuals.
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8. A population of an organism reaches steady state; which would most likely have the biggest impact on population density?

Populations evolve. [evolution: a change in the gene pool] In order to understand evolution, it is necessary to view populations as a collection of individuals, each harboring a different set of traits.

Population genetics is basically genetics of the particular traits, or characters, of man, in the case of human population genetics, that then pass between generations with a particular population.

Populations or species with low genetic diversity at many genes are at risk. When diversity is very low, all the individuals are nearly identical. If a new environmental pressure, such as a disease, comes along, all of the individuals within the population may get the disease and die.

Population
A group of organisms of the same species relatively isolated from other groups of the same species. See deme.
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Species
A group of organisms belong to the same biological species, if they are capable of interbreeding to produce fertile offspring.

Population of transgenic salmon have been produced in which individuals grow rapidly
These transgenic fish could compete for food with other fish species
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Population density. Number of individuals per unit area or volume
Porifera. The phylum comprising the sponges.

Populations of cells in apical meristem which reproduce much more slowly than other meristematic cells
Resistant to radiation and chemical damage
Possibly a reserve which can be called into action if the apical meristem becomes damaged
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Population genetics - the study of changes in gene frequencies in populations of organisms
Paleontology - the study of fossils and sometimes geographic evidence of prehistoric life
Pathobiology or pathology - the study of diseases, and the causes, processes, nature, and development of disease ...

population A group of organisms of the same species inhabiting a specific geographical locality.
population crash A sudden population decline caused by predation, waste accumulation, or resource depletion; also called a dieback.

Population a group of organisms, usually a group of sexual organisms that interbreed and share a gene pool, and are normally relatively isolated from other groups of the same species.

A population of cultured cells, of plant or animal origin, that has undergone a change allowing the cells to grow indefinitely, in contrast to a cell strain. Cell lines can result from chemical or viral transformation and are said to be immortal.

When a population of bacteria is subjected to an antibiotic, many bacteria are killed, but a few may have the ability to evade death. If so, this ability can be passed to later generations.

Effective population size (N or Ne): number of individuals contributing 'unique' chromosomes to the next generation (Nf = number of mothers in a population; relevant in the calculation of number of generations for the fixation of a mitochondrial allele).

Clone
A population of genetically identical cells (or organisms).
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Clonal
A population of cells derived from a single cell and thus expected to be genetically identical. Genetic differences in a "clonal" population may arise from random spontaneous mutations during growth of the cells.

mixed cell populations- expression signals: Expression
molecular motors: Nanoscience & Miniaturization
morphometry: Measurement of shape, structure and form. Used in a variety of disciplines, including environmental studies, geology, imaging and cell biology.

Clone - A population of cells descended by mitotic division from a single ancestral cell, or a population of genetically identical organisms asexually propagated from a single individual.

Commensal. Populations of house mice that depend upon human-built habitats or food production for survival.
Compensatory genes. One or more genes that compensate for gain or loss of function of another gene, including transgene, thereby influencing phenotype.

Mapping population
The group of related organisms used in constructing a genetic map. (ORNL)
Marker
See: genetic marker (ORNL)
Masking
Also known as Filtering.

Other ecologists are more interested in how organisms of the same species interact with each other in populations. Still others spend their days examining how whole populations interact with other populations in a community.

The occurrence in a population (or among populations) of several phenotypic forms associated with alleles of one gene or homologs of one chromosome. See genetic polymorphism.

The total dry weight of all organisms in a particular sample, population, or area. Bioremediation. The use of microorganisms to remedy environmental problems. See Bioaugmentation, Bioenrichment. Biotechnology.

Genetic variation -- a phenotypic variance of a trait in a population attributed to genetic heterogeneity. Genome -- all of the genes carried by a single gamete; the DNA content of an individual, which includes all 44 autosomes, 2 sex chromosomes, and the mitochondrial DNA.

Gene flowChanges in gene frequencies that occur over long periods of time due to migration in which different populations interbreed. An example is the transfer of genes between racial groups, e.g., the "white" genes of the Duffy blood group system (Fya Fyb) have an increased frequency in U.S.

Allele Frequencies Term used to characterize genetic variation of a species population. Allelic dropout Failure to detect an allele within a sample or failure to amplify an allele during PCR.

Allele frequency — The proportion of chromosomes in a population harboring a specific genetic variant. "Minor allele frequency" typically refers to the less common variant at a biallelic single nucleotide polymorphism.

It comes about when sub populations of a species are separated geographically (geographical isolation) or are prevented from engaging in sexual reproduction (sexual isolation) and upon later reunion, they can no longer interbreed.

These traits must confer a reproductive advantage to the members of the population, in order for them to become more common. The ability of bacteria to develop resistance to antibiotics is an example of natural selection.

Stabilizing occurs when natural selection favors average individuals in a population. Can reduce variations in population. EX: average sized spiders will have a better chance of survival because large spiders are easy for predators to spot and small spiders can hide from predators.

Differential displayA form of RT-PCR in which primers are used to select a subset of the total mRNA population. This allows comparison of mRNAs from different cells. leading to identification of those mRNAs which are expressed only in certain situations e.g. after stimulation.

It is also about molecules, genes, mutations, populations, and sex in living organisms. All of these things are primary sources of data about evolutionary processes that occur when organisms try to survive and reproduce.

A food staple for much of the world’s population, rice comes in different varieties. Two strains were sequenced in 2002, the japonica (popular in Japan) and the indica (grown in China). An international consortium is working on a third rice genome sequence that will be the gold standard.

Though widespread familiarity with the flu makes it seem relatively benign to much of the general population, the virus can be devastating.

Ecology: abiotic, biodiversity, ecological succession, ecology, nitrogen cycle, transpiration, biotic, competition, biome, population model, aggregation, behavior, population density, biological sucession, colonial organism, dispersion, dynamic equilibrium, exponential growth, homeostasis, ...

Within a population, the measure of how much of the variation of a particular phenotype is due to environmental factors (as opposed to variations in genotype - see genetic variance). An example might be the height of a plant as determined by such factors as nutrition or damage during development.

Polymorphic A term formulated by population geneticists to describe loci at which there are two or more alleles that are each present at a frequency of at least one percent in a population of animals.

This it is a very important task because we are able to know the behavior or functioning of each population when it faces to other individuals from other populations or communities and how the populations or the specific sectors of the biosphere are affected and/or benefited by that behavior or ...

random genetic drift Term used to refer to changes, from one generation to the next, in the population frequency of an allele or trait due to random deviation from the population frequencies expected on the basis of pre-existing frequencies.

3. What would eventually happen to the population of the beans that "survived" the worst? Why?
4. Which bean "survived" the best on the black background? Was it the same or different than the bean that "survived" the best on the green background? Why do you think this is so? Explain.

Penetrance: The percentage of individuals in a population that actually exhibit the (mutant) phenotype even though they carry the mutation
Expression: This refers to the consistency of the mutation. Basically even though the mutation penetrates it may have variable degrees of expression.

allopatric
Species or populations that occur in geographically separate areas.
allopolyploid
A polyploid originating through the addition of unlike chromosome sets, often in conjunction with hybridization between two species.

Genetic Distance: various statistics for measuring the 'genetic distance' between subgroups or populations.

- The movement of genes from one population to another by way of interbreeding of individuals in the two populations
Gene mapping
- Determining the relative locations of genes on a chromosome.

control action threshold. Pest population level at which treatment is necessary to prevent economic loss, also called economic threshold.
cornicle. Two tubular structures located on the posterior part of an aphid's abdomen.

Gene flow: The exchange of genetic traits between populations by movement of individuals, gametes, or spores. It involves the spread of new variants among different populations through dispersal.

Those organisms are removed from the population so that healthier animals can survive. But the virus life cycle, that of a parasite, only hurts the organisms. Some even destroy cells in order to reproduce. And don't think you are the only one to get sick. Viruses attack plants and even bacteria.

Solution hybridization is designed to measure the levels of a specific mRNA species in a complex population of RNA. An excess of radioactive probe is allowed to hybridize to the RNA, then single-strand specific nuclease is used to destroy the remaining unhybridized probe and RNA.

The natural processes involved are
genetic variation among members of a population
inheritance of those variations by offspring
natural selection, the survival and enhanced reproduction of organisms with favorable variations.

Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus. About half the population of children have them at some time. Warts appear about 1-8 months after infection and can last for years if not treated.

Single base differences of DNA sequences between individuals of a population. For PCR screening and detection of SNP, please visit Primo SNP. See also PCR Glossary.
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polymorphic; polymorphous (relating to the occurrence of more than one kind of individual (independent of sexual differences) in an interbreeding population)
isomorphic; isomorphous (having similar appearance but genetically different)
extracellular (located or occurring outside a cell or cells) ...

He studied theories of economics and population by Thomas Malthus. He bred fancy pigeons and collected natural artifacts on his farm. And yes, he took an amazing voyage to study exotic creatures around the world.

the legal prohibition of movement of animals from a population with disease ...

Note 58. The measurements of the pelvis given above are fairly accurate, but different figures are given by various authors no doubt due mainly to differences in the physique and stature of the population from whom the measurements have been taken. [back] ...

spontaneous Mutations that occur in the absence of treatment with a chemical or biological mutagen. Usually refers to mutations in natural populations.

Genetic variations occurring in more than 1% of a population would be considered useful polymorphisms for genetic linkage analysis. Compare mutation.
Predisposition Intrinsic likelyhood of developing a particular disorder.

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