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 adults, concentration of artificial diet affects the fecundity and fertility of eggs, pre-oviposition, oviposition and post-oviposition period.
2012) in which Ovsynch protocol and ten days apart double injection of PGF2[alpha] were compared in goats during breeding season has showed similar pregnancy rate (60% vs 78%) and fecundity rate (1.
The relationships between fecundity with total length, total weight, gonad length and gonad weight were obtained by plotting as a scatter-plot by linear regressions.
When partners were modeled individually, no associations were observed between ln-transformed chemical concentrations and couple fecundity even after adjustment with the exception of the biomarker 4-HB (Table 3).
The highest fecundity was obtained the diet containing yeast and when artificial diets containing yeast, sugar and water (4:7:10) ratios, egg production was significantly reduced in small numbers.
Understanding reproductive patterns, the size at maturity, the behavior of ovigerous females, fecundity, and egg/ larval quality all contribute to estimates of the turnover capacity of natural populations.
The fecundity ranged from 4365 to 65982, and mean fecundity was calculated 25349.
Before this period, immature fish can be unambiguously distinguished from fish that will spawn, and total fecundity can be calculated.
Even though estimates of Alabama shad annual fecundity, from the Apalachicola River, have suggested a range from 26,095-257,655 oocytes, there is a lack of data supporting a potential reproductive strategy utilized by Alabama shad (3, 6, 7).