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Interest Rate

The percentage of the value of a balance or debt that one pays or is paid each time period. For example, if one holds a bond with a face value of $1,000 and a 3% interest rate payable each quarter, one receives $30 each quarter. The percentage of the interest rate remains constant (usually), but the amount one pays or is paid changes according to the amount of the balance or debt. For example, if one pays off part of the principal on a loan each month, the amount one pays in interest decreases even though the rate remains the same. See also: Time Value of Money.


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Furthermore, during the second experiment (antibiosis) the rate of natural intrinsic increase (rm) of the genotype 'MPT-V 5' sustained the antibiotic characteristics with significantly lower intrinsic rate (0.
Under the assumption of zero fishing mortality, the conditional intrinsic rate of increase parameter, r, was estimated at 0.
Most importantly, again the intrinsic rate of increase was not statistically significant for any of the traits in either treatment (P [greater than] 0.
The intrinsic rate of population increase (rm) was then calculated by using net replacement rate (Birch 1948): Equation
According to Price (1997), the intrinsic rate of increase (rm) can be used to compare growth rates among different species or growth rates of the same species under different conditions.
Thus, the average Malthusian fitness is almost equivalent to the intrinsic rate under uncrowded conditions, but is modified by extrinsic density-dependent factors under crowded conditions.
They deal with detailed procedures for estimating intrinsic rate of increase, generation length (Gage), and mortality (Taylor and Barlow; Taylor et al.

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