fecundity


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fecundity

[fə′kən·dəd·ē]
(biology)
The innate potential reproductive capacity of the individual organism, as denoted by its ability to form and separate from the body the mature germ cells.

fecundity

the physiological capacity to reproduce. This physical aspect must be distinguished from the social, economic and psychological influences which affect actual reproduction. Compare FERTILITY. See also DEMOGRAPHY, POPULATION, BIRTH RATE.
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In this study, egg clutches were collected in 2012 from red king crab in Bristol Bay, AK, and individual fecundity was estimated to better understand the size-fecundity relationship.
Total fecundity estimates were regressed against body weight and body length and paired t-tests were conducted to determine if any significant difference existed between the right and left ovary fecundity estimates.
We provided information on the occurrence of double brooding and seasonal fecundity of pewees; knowledge of both of these aspects of breeding biology is limited for Neotropical migrants (Faaborg et al.
This species is a batch spawner with indeterminate annual fecundity, meaning that unyolked oocytes continuously mature and are spawned throughout the reproductive season (Macchi et al.
where BF = batch fecundity, NOSS = number of oocytes in subsample, SSW = subsample weight (range = 0.
Total fecundity of adults was either zero or negligible among most populations with the pronounced exception of unharvested population 21 (4.
Here we report results on reproductive indices as potential proxies for annual fecundity variations of this herring population.
The effect of immune sera from hamsters immunized with sandfly gut and whole body extracts on the mortality and fecundity of Phlebotomus duboscqi (Diptera: Psychodidae).
Increasing Kivircik sheep productivity by increasing lambing frequency and fecundity is considered important in the development of Kivircik sheep production in Turkey.
She considers transcendence and love in Plato, the darker side of being and the sensibility of suffering, the lighter side of being and the sensibility of enjoyment, death and time, erotic transcendence in Levinas' early works, transcendence and desire in Totality and Infinity,erotic fecundity, and otherwise than being.
The duration of ovipositon and post-oviposition periods as well as longevity, daily fecundity (eggs per reproduction day) and total fecundity (eggs during reproduction period) were recorded.