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The living organisms of a region or habitat: soil biota; the biota of Australia.

[New Latin, from Greek biotē, way of life, from bios, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]


(Biology) the plant and animal life of a particular region or period
[C20: from New Latin, from Greek biotē way of life, from bios life]


(baɪˈoʊ tə)

the animals, plants, fungi, etc., of a region or period.
[1901; < Greek biotḗ life, akin to bíos; see bio-]


the animal or plant life of a particular region.
See also: Animals, Plants
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biota - all the plant and animal life of a particular region
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
fauna, zoology - all the animal life in a particular region or period; "the fauna of China"; "the zoology of the Pliocene epoch"
botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
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Access of sebum secretion, as well as hyper-keratinization, can be viewed as compensatory mechanisms for homeostasis imbalance; but they may generate the opposite reaction when creating ground for biota imbalance.
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Most organic matter is most concentrated in the surface soil, where most of the roots are, and comes mainly from plants and soil biota.
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The condition must be removed by the BLM before the property can be transferred to Bandon Biota, a process that might take several months or longer, the release said.
The newly found biota was discovered in layers of rock just below the Jehol Biota, 130-million-year-old famous fossil collection from China's western Liaoning Province and its nearby areas.
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Release date- 19102012 - Biota Holdings Limited (ASX:BTA; Biota) under its merger agreement with Nabi Biopharmaceuticals (Nabi) provides the following information in respect of its 10 day volume weighted average sale price, expressed in US$ (US$ 10 day VWAP); theexchange ratio of Nabi shares to be received for Biota shares; and the percentage of ownership post-merger by the respective shareholder groups.
The deputy director of the St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research, Professor Michael Parker, said he and his team had been working with pharmaceutical company Biota Holdings Ltd to understand the rhinovirus for a new drug to treat it in vulnerable people.
2006) considering Lake Druksiai biota (fauna and flora) habitats indicates the frequency of cytogenetic damage (deviations in chromosome structure and number), which--due to specific impact caused by radionuclides in Lake Druksiai--is slightly greater than the environmental level.