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limiting factor

A factor or condition that, either temporarily or permanently, impedes mission accomplishment. Illustrative examples are transportation network deficiencies, lack of in-place facilities, malpositioned forces or materiel, extreme climatic conditions, distance, transit or overflight rights, political conditions, etc.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Dietary energy is an important and limiting nutrient for optimal growth performance of growing ruminants (Tauqir et al.
Phosphorus is an essential component for the conversion of solar energy into biochemical energy and necessary for the normal growth, development, and synthesis of biochemical compounds such as nucleic acids and lipid membranes in eukaryotic algae, and there is evidence that phosphorus is the main limiting nutrient in many natural environments instead of nitrogen (Dyhrman, 2016).
Several native plant communities are limited by one or more than two nutrients, and phosphorus is one of the most limiting nutrient in such communities (Davidson & Howarth, 2007; Elser et al., 2007; Harpole et al., 2011; Townsend et al., 2011; Fay et al., 2015).
Similar to phosphorus, nitrogen is a limiting nutrient for plants and when applied as fertilizer helps increase crop yields.
It is usually the main limiting nutrient and the major reason for slow fermentation in standardized conditions.
"Farmers continue to show they are willing to invest in practices focused on limiting nutrient loss and improving water quality," Northey explains.
However, the specific growth activity of Aspergillus oryzae in the present work was much lower than those works which could be due to the limiting nutrient source (reducing sugars) for the fungal growth in SLS media which already diminished once the maximum growth is achieved at 36 hours.
Concentrations of total nitrogen and total phosphorus obtained on the surface were used to estimate the limiting nutrient, while concentrations of chlorophyll a and total phosphorus on surface and water transparency rates were essential to calculate the trophic state indexes and to estimate the trophic conditions of the Pereira de Miranda Reservoir.
In this paper, we consider the model consisting of three ordinary differential equations for three dynamical variables, that is, the densities of limiting nutrient (N), phytoplankton (P), and zooplankton (Z).
Freshwater systems are often phosphorous poor and invariably this is the limiting nutrient. As with terrestrial systems it is mainly the combination of nitrates and phosphates which determine the fertility of a dam.
Jain's team, in collaboration with Joanna House, a researcher at the Bristol's Cabot Institute, concluded that by not accounting for nitrogen as a limiting nutrient for plant growth, other models might have underestimated the 1990s carbon emissions from land use change by 70% in nontropical regions and by 40% globally.
These results strongly suggest that protein is a limiting nutrient for G.