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Ch. 8 Ecology terms.

parthenogenesis

development of an individual from an egg that did not undergo fertilization

dioecious

separate male & female individuals

monoecious

possess separate male & female flowers on the same plant

hermaphroditic

possess both male & female organs on the same individual

simultaneous

hermaphrodites that contain both male & female parts at the same time throughout life

sequential

hermaphrodites that possess one sex organ early in life & the other later on in life

monogamy

involves a lasting bond between one male & one female

polygamy

an individual has two or more mates that do not mate with other individuals throughout life

promiscuity

random mating between males & females with no bond

lek

areas where males & females gather to display courtship behaviors & mating rituals

semelparity

organisms that go through one suicidal act of reproduction in life

indeterminate growth

organisms that continue to grow throughout their adult lives

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