- the Conference of the Parties and its subsidiary bodies normally permit
accredited observers to attend their meetings. Observers include the
United Nations and its specialised agencies, non-Party states,
representatives of other conventions, and other qualified governmental and
- low in nutrients and in primary production.
- life cycle of a single organism; biological development of the
- opportunity cost
- the value of the best alternative use of a resource. This consists of
the maximum value of other outputs we could and would have produced had we
not used the resource to produce the item in question. [GBA]
- option value
- the potential value of the resource for future (direct or indirect) use.
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- comprises (1999) Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland,
Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, The Netherlands, New
Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and
the USA. [CUB]
- orthodox seed
- seed that can be dried and stored for long periods at reduced
temperatures and under low humidity. [CUB]
- over-expression host
- an organism that produces more of the desired enzyme or compound than
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