biotic community

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Synonyms for biotic community

(ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other

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The patients underwent gynecological examination covering external areas, colposcopy, vaginal pH measurement, sampling for vaginal biocoenosis assessment purposes, and cytological sampling.
Vaginal biocoenosis assessment and cytological screening results.
In vaginal biocoenosis assessment, its normal condition was demonstrated in 95.
For many deep-sea agglutinated species encountered in this study, preservation potential is low; therefore, a small sample within a sediment core may not reflect the biocoenosis of a certain time slice.
On the other hand, he also applied it to higher levels where, for instance, a biocoenosis is persistent while there is a transition of individual organisms (von Bertalanffy, 1941a).
The equilibrium in a biocoenosis also involves a sort of steady state [Fliessgleichgewicht], not of physico-chemical entities, but rather of units beyond the individual on a higher level of the system (von Bertalanffy, 1941a, p.
We are pleased to see the technology of 454 Sequencing being applied to the important field of polar biocoenosis research," said Chris McLeod, President and CEO of 454 Life Sciences, a Roche company.
Coral-crinoid biocoenosis and resulting trace fossils from the Middle Devonian of the Eifel Synclines (Rhenish Massif, Germany).
Foliose lichens, however, do not play such an important role in the biocoenosis.
Some years would pass before various lines of study would converge: that of botanical, as followed by protagonists from Humboldt to Eugenius Warming (1841-1924), which would advance from simply recognizing the unequal distribution of plants in an area, to observing the relationship between them and environmental factors (including other plants and animals)--the line adopted by apologists of the secularized version of "the economy of nature"-- one of whom, Karl Augustus Mobius, would introduce the concept of biocoenosis (1877), and the line followed by investigators of marine and continental waters.
Thus, while botanical geography, from the roots of which ecology probably arose, split up into a number of schools, often very local, the theories of biotic communities or biocoenosis developed, and, from the field of demography, the statistical quantification of populations and the mathematical modeling of population dynamics were added.