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12 terms

Life History Patterns

Ch. 8 Ecology terms.
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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