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STERILITY. Barrenness; incapacity to produce a child. It is curable and incurable; when of the latter kind, at the time of the marriage, and arising from impotency, it is a good cause for dissolving a marriage. 1 Fodere, Med. Leg. Sec. 254. See Impotency.

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In this context, this work evaluated the effect of temperature at microsporogenesis on spikelet sterility of paddy rice, with the aim to identify genotypes tolerant to low temperatures at this growth stage.
Avista Pharmaceuticals has unveiled its newly expanded building at the former Microtest Labs, which adds a further 4,200 square feet of space that will be used to advance its microbiology, sterility testing, and microbial ID service research.
Obviously, the goal is to develop and validate a repeatable sterilization process that consistently yields a sterility assurance level (SAL) of 10-6.
NAMSA) to acquire NAMSA's Sterility Assurance Monitoring Products division for USD 13.
Given that the lower sterilization doses are now available with this method, they may be used as viable alternatives to providing the assurance of sterility needed without using the large sample sizes required by the other methods.
Most significant effect of the sterility inducing cytoplasm was reduction in length of cooked kernel, followed by decrease in amylose content.
KUWAIT, June 5 (KUNA) -- Jahra Hospital announced Friday the launch of a novel approach seeking to solve the sterility in both men and women.
Asepco complements WMFTG's range by using patented, market-leading technology to improve sterility levels within the biotechnology production process.
Although the double recessive genetic male sterility (GMS) line, ms5ms6, of upland cotton has been extensively used in breeding programs, possible mechanisms of pollen abortion remain unknown.
Each individual Cobalt Blue package is identified with a lot number for traceability, and a Certificate of Sterility is included with every case.
In addition aerobic rice is more prone to weeds pests panicle sterility and lodging problems resulting in substantial yield losses.