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Vacuole
Membrane-bound, fluid-filled sac within the cytoplasm of a cell.
Vector
(i) Any agent (living or otherwise) that acts as a carrier for a pathogenic organism and transmits it to a susceptible host.
(ii) A physical quantity with a direction as well as a strength.
Veld
Open pasture land in South Africa.
Vesicular arbuscular mycorrhiza (VAM)
An intimate and perhaps usually mutualistic association between a fungus and a plant root in which the fungus enters the host cells and also usually extends widely into the surrounding soil (cf. Ectomycorrhiza).
Vital attributes (species)
Properties of species that determine their place in a succession.

 
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