the capacity of a population of organisms to increase in numbers under optimum environmental conditions.
The maximum capacity of an individual or population to reproduce under optimal environmental conditions. Populations rarely reproduce at their biotic potential because of limiting factors such as disease, predation, and restricted food resources.
pertaining to life. adjective of or relating to living organisms (of a factor in an ecosystem) produced by the action of living organisms Compare edaphic adj. biotic (bī-ŏt’ĭk)
a crystalline, water-soluble vitamin, C 10 H 16 O 3 N 2 S, of the vitamin B complex, that is present in all living cells and functions as a growth factor and as a catalyst in carboxylation reactions. noun a vitamin of the B complex, abundant in egg yolk and liver, deficiency of which causes […]
a very common mineral of the mica group, occurring in black, dark-brown, or dark-green sheets and flakes: an important constituent of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Historical Examples South! Sir Ernest Shackleton The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6 Various The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th […]