sexual cycle


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sexual cycle

[′sek·shə·wəl ′sī·kəl]
(physiology)
A cycle of physiological and structural changes associated with sex; examples are the estrous cycle and the menstrual cycle.
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The study of the sexual cycle of Donax trunculus in the Gulf of Annaba by histological analysis of female gonads during the period which runs from January to December, allowed us to see that the gonadal development starts from December in both sites.
Transfer was performed on the 7th day of the sexual cycle depending on availability of an active corpus luteum of the 2nd and 3rd quality.
Whether or not we assume there to be no photobiont adaption to lichenization, we need to ask questions about the sexual cycle, recombination and natural selection of photobionts both when lichenized and unlichenized.
There is no doubt that the different hormones through the sexual cycle have an effect on behaviour and what happens in pregnancy is that one hormone takes over so that inconsistency mediated by hormones is removed.