biotic biotic

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to living organisms

Usage(s):

  • If each letter is given a musical pitch, the resulting strings of code can be fed into software to create biotic symphonies.

News

  1. Life's 'Left-Handed' Amino Acids Remain Astrobiological Head-Scratcher

    Did life?s predilection for so-called ?left-handed? amino acids evolve as a quirk of prebiotic chemistry here on earth? Or did biomolecules? reliance on single ?chirality? or handedness actually have more offworld origins?
    on June 30, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Life's 'Left-Handed' Amino Acids Still A Puzzle

    Did life?s predilection for so-called ?left-handed? amino acids evolve as a quirk of prebiotic chemistry here on earth? Or did biomolecules? reliance on single ?chirality? or handedness actually have more offworld origins?
    on June 30, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. Leopold stated, "A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise."
    on Mar 3, 2007 By: Aldo Leopold Source: OnMilwaukee.com

  2. Desjardin and Perry said they named the new species after Drewes as an acknowledgment of his "inspiration and fortitude to initiate, coordinate and lead multiorganism biotic surveys on Sao Tome and Principe."
    on Jun 18, 2009 By: Brian Perry Source: United Press International

  3. "In all these localities we can analyze their microfossils in the sediments directly above and below the Chicxulub impact layer, and cannot find any significant biotic effect," said Keller. "We cannot attribute any specific extinctions to...
    on Oct 17, 2006 By: Gerta Keller Source: National Science Foundation (press release)

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