semelparous


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semelparous

[‚sem·əl′par·əs]
(zoology)
Capable of breeding or reproducing only once.
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Synchrony and asynchrony: observations and hypotheses for the flowering wave in a long-lived semelparous bamboo.
These squids normally exhibit complex population structures in association with geostrophic currents, protracted spawning, and latitudinal migrations as a strategy to spread--over space and time--the risks of their short, semelparous life cycle (O'Dor, 1998).
Rabidosa rabida is a semelparous species that produces approximately 350 offspring during the female's single reproductive event (Reed and Nicholas 2008).
Following reproduction, a semelparous individual should experience no further selective pressure favoring subsequent survival or reproduction, constrained only by possible responsibilities to its offspring (egg-guarding, defense of young, etc.
At the same time, however, fire-induced flowering kills semelparous shoots and reduces average shoot size in all fire years (Brewer and Platt, 1994b) and clonal growth in some fire years (Brewer, 2006).
It is considered a foliovore and is nocturnal, semelparous, and has a univoltine life-cycle with an obligate diapause.
60 E 10:00 THE MECHANISM OF MALE CHOICE IN THE SEMELPAROUS POLYCHAETE NEANTHE S A CUMINATA.
Effects of emergence date and maternal size on egg development and sizes of eggs and first-instar nymphs of a semelparous aquatic insect.
For example, the larva period will become shorter and shorter, and the egg number per reproductive lineage will progressively reduce, but the yolk volume and density will increase until a specialized form develops with, for example, semelparous reproduction or one single large offspring (Balon, 2004b, fig.
Otate is a semelparous plant with a 30 to 35 year life cycle, and it produces new shoots every year during the rainy season, from July to September (Vazquez-Lopez et al.