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The change in a company's or nation's earnings, revenue, GDP or some other measure from one period of time (usually a year) to the next. Growth shows by how much the measure has grown or shrunk in raw dollar amounts, but may be expressed as a percentage as well. It may or may not be adjusted for inflation.


Growth is an increase in the value of an investment over time. Unlike investments that produce income, those that are designed for growth don't necessarily provide you with a regular source of cash.

A growth company is more likely to reinvest its profits to build its business. If the company prospers, however, its stock typically increases in value.

Stocks, stock mutual funds, and real estate may all be classified as growth investments, but some stocks and mutual funds emphasize growth more than others.




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However, no previous studies have correlated stocking densities and compensatory growth in penaeid shrimp in combination with the possible benefits of biofloc culture during the nursery phase.
Wilson PN and DF Osbourne Compensatory growth after undernutrition in mammals and birds.
Over several years, we have faced numerous plant-identification challenges for certain species; in-field and in-class discussions (Figure 3) on plant compensatory growth have generated a list of unexpected research questions and interesting ideas.
2000) suggested that the growth of different tissues in compensatory growth depends on breed, age of the animal, and the duration of refeeding.
The researchers placed the fishes on low food for two weeks followed by a return to normal food levels, and found that female guppies that underwent compensatory growth as juveniles produced less offspring than would be expected for their body size.
Balsam fir (Abies balsamea) generally shows very little compensatory growth following browsing, and browsed stems eventually become progressively weaker and then die (Brandner et al.
However, it can be postulated that accelerated post-pubertal heifers having lower post-partum BW shift nutrients away from MY to meet growth requirements and compensatory growth is generally seen in such first-lactating cows.
For those buying cull cows to finish, they should select large-framed thin cows at body condition score of 2 which could increase in liveweight by 2kg a day for the first 30 or 40-day period of compensatory growth.
Determining whether compensatory growth occurs in young moose under natural conditions has important management consequences.
Compensatory growth of fish is rapid or faster than normal growth rate of fish resulting from refeeding after fasting.
While there may have been a degree of compensatory growth, it's important to remember that you're still dealing with a ruminant which has achieved a feed conversion rate of 3.

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