biotic potential


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biotic potential

n.
An estimate of the maximum capacity of living things to survive and reproduce under optimal environmental conditions.
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The aqueous extracts of the plants were mixed in the larval media to determine egg laying, larval and pupal duration, larval and pupalsurvival, development time, biotic potential, sex ratio and intrinsic rate of increase, in order to determine stimulation or inhibition of life traits of the house fly.
Representatives of Moinidae are considered ruderal species (Romanovsky, 1985), showing high biotic potential but with a need for high food concentrations, being preferably found in productive or disturbed environments.
The duration and survival of the developmental stages, width of the larval cephalic capsule and the biotic potential of P.