Meaning of inviable in English:


Pronunciation /ɪnˈvʌɪəb(ə)l/


  • Not viable.

    ‘Under 200x magnification, the first 200 grains viewed on a microscope slide were assessed as viable or inviable.’
    • ‘Numbers of viable and inviable spores of each genotype from 24 tetrads are indicated.’
    • ‘We found that this strain is viable on glucose medium but inviable on raffinose medium at elevated temperatures.’
    • ‘In contrast, the strain containing only that particular gene was viable on synthetic medium but inviable on rich medium.’
    • ‘The genotypes of the inviable spores were inferred by the segregation pattern of the viable spores, when possible.’
    • ‘If Canada is inviable with Quebec, it is even less viable without it.’
    • ‘In addition, fission yeast mutants deficient in the enzymes that attach Ned8p, or in the ned8 gene itself, are inviable.’
    • ‘Seeds smaller than the optimal size may be of low fitness or inviable, whereas investment in large seeds may waste resources that could be used to produce more seeds.’
    • ‘I don't think it's fair to belittle the efforts of so many scientists and engineers simply because the end vehicle may prove to be inviable.’
    • ‘We screened for loss-of-function mutations that would rescue a strain that contains three nonessential mutations affecting tubulin expression and that is inviable in the absence of a low-copy plasmid expressing tubulin.’
    • ‘Two catalytic subunits of PP2A are encoded by two closely related genes, ppa1 + and ppa2 +, and strains in which both genes are disrupted are inviable.’
    • ‘Because recombination between a normal chromosome and an inversion-bearing chromosome in the region of the inversion generates genetically inviable gametes, large inversions are known as crossover suppressors.’
    • ‘Some grains that stain for cytoplasm may nonetheless be functionally inviable for other reasons.’
    • ‘Those chromosomal rearrangements that lead to the loss of an essential gene or DNA segment would make the cells inviable.’
    • ‘If they both function as importin - receptors in vivo, then cells lacking both genes might be inviable, because the nuclear import of all classical NLS-containing proteins would be disrupted.’
    • ‘Drosophila geneticists have discovered a number of ‘hybrid rescue genes,’ single mutations that restore the viability or fertility of normally inviable or sterile species hybrids.’
    • ‘Rearrangements can occur during the recombination event, with duplications of the wild-type counterpart of the mutant locus producing a recombinant that would otherwise be inviable.’
    • ‘In many taxa, such as mammals and Drosophila, the males are heterogametic, and, thus, hybrid male offspring are more prone to be inviable or sterile.’
    • ‘The crop of spores from each lid, almost all of them white and inviable, was collected, heat-shocked, and plated to 20 plates of Vogel minimal plus inositol with the usual sugar mixture.’
    • ‘One possible explanation for the inviability of stationary-phase tetraploids is that these cells accumulate abnormalities during log phase that make them inviable in stationary phase.’