from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An association between two or more organisms that is detrimental to at least one of them.
  • n. The antagonistic association between an organism and the metabolic substances produced by another.

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  • n. An association between organisms that is detrimental to one or more of them; especially that due to a metabolic substance produced by one of them

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  • n. an association between organisms that is harmful to one of them or between organisms and a metabolic product of another


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  • But right there is the borderline in our thinking about antibiosis.

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  • Minocycline has an acceptable side-effect profile and tolerability when utilized for short-term antibiosis.

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  • Moving forward, growers likely will see continued improvements in the area of soybean aphid antibiosis as well as resistant varieties.

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  • This is thanks to a designated Pioneer research team that evaluates aphid antibiosis and continues to improve aphid resistance in soybean varieties.

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  • According to researchers at Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, growers can choose varieties based on aphid resistance - or antibiosis - scores.

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  • All newlyweds must know of this: 

    To stifle your anger is remiss;

    Fight antibiosis

    With mithridatic doses

    For years of mitigated bliss.

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