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13:05 Sep 27, 2000
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Portuguese term or phrase: ou deme
From an academic paper.
"...uma so populacao-local, OU DEME, comunidade reprodutora caracterizada por determinada pool genetico." The words in capitals.
I'm assuming that it is equivalent to "ou seja", and that "deme" is the present subjunctive, but can anyone tell me of what verb?
lexical
English translation:deme
Explanation:
"deme: Ecology. A local population of a species viewed as a randomly interbreeding group. Also, PANMICTIC UNIT."
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xxxJon Zuber
Grading comment
Thank you, Jon - and Marcio and Ailish also - for putting me on the right track. I'd so convinced myself that "ou deme" was an antique variant of "ou seja" that I was blinded to the possibility of its being an English technical term and therefore a noun.
Ao Marcio, os meus agradecimentos mais profundos pelas explicacoes compreensivas.
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Summary of answers provided
na"abstract classes....xxxLia Fail
nademexxxJon Zuber
naSome more references in the genetic field
M.Badra
naPopulação panmítica
M.Badra


  

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20 mins
População panmítica


Explanation:
I found the following definition in the "Glossário de Recursos Genéticos Vegetais" of Embrapa: "deme - População local em que os cruzamentos entre os indivíduos dão-se ao acaso; população panmítica." but I´m afraid that it has no meaning, at all.

I hope it helps

Márcio




    Reference: http://www.cenargen.embrapa.br/rec_gen/glossario/d.html#deme
M.Badra
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42 mins
Some more references in the genetic field


Explanation:
I still do not have any ideia about what \"deme\" means, but i found the article below about deme in a genetical context.
In the second link I found a reference to \"deme\" in English ( Goldberg,D.E., H. Kargupta and E. Cantú-Paz(1995), Critical deme size for serial and parallel genetic algorithms. Technical Report IlliGAL 95002, University of Illinois at Urbana.)

Há ,porém a considerar ainda o aspecto ecológico. A troca de genes por miscigenação (mestiçagem) entre populações , é limitada , entre outros fatores, pela distancia espacial entre elas , ou seja pelo isolamento geográfico. Suponhamos que uma população A dispondo de certo pool genético se fragmente em duas , B e C ,que vão habilitar em regiões ou meios diversos ,resultando disso certa dificuldade para que elementos B
se cruzem com os de C (distancia ,acesso pouco fácil, etc.) A partir do momento da fragmentação B e C seguirão cada qual seu caminho ocorridos em B não mais afetarão C. Ao fim de certo tempo , o pool genético de B será ligeiramente diverso do de C; A terá dado origem a dois demes (populações locais pelo menos
parcialmente isoladas geneticamente). Com o correr , o demes B apresentara características genoticistas (e portanto também fenotípicas )diversas das do deme C, constituindo-se destarte duas raças ou subespécies diferentes. Migração e miscigenação tenderão a fazer convergir novamente essas raças ; mutação , seleção natural e deriva genética a faze-la divergir ainda mais até que, eventualmente , sejam espécies diversas, por microevolução, resultando estéreis os híbridos porventura surgidos de seu cruzamento; estarão totalmente isoladas geneticamente.

Márcio


    Reference: http://br.geocities.com/helberhp_2000/evolucao.htm
    Reference: http://pub2.lncc.br/sbmac/com-fig/public/bol/BOL-2/artigos/s...
M.Badra
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Local time: 06:26
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1 hr
deme


Explanation:
"deme: Ecology. A local population of a species viewed as a randomly interbreeding group. Also, PANMICTIC UNIT."


    Reference: http://www.harcourt.com/dictionary/def/2/8/6/5/2865100.html
xxxJon Zuber
PRO pts in pair: 19
Grading comment
Thank you, Jon - and Marcio and Ailish also - for putting me on the right track. I'd so convinced myself that "ou deme" was an antique variant of "ou seja" that I was blinded to the possibility of its being an English technical term and therefore a noun.
Ao Marcio, os meus agradecimentos mais profundos pelas explicacoes compreensivas.
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1 day4 mins
"abstract classes....


Explanation:
...concerned with the genetic algorithm at the level of spatially distributed population structure (demes)...."

Definition taken from below ref.


    Reference: http://www.cs.und.ac.za/~ikram/Projects/SEAL/demes_type.html
xxxLia Fail
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