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Poecilogony


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    • found: Work cat.: Oyarzun Dunlop, F.X. Brooding mothers, sibling rivals, and population structure in Boccardia proboscidea, a polychaete with alternative reproductive modes, 2010:leaf 3 (poecilogonous species, in which diverse kinds of offspring are produced within a species; poecilogony; the spionid polychaete Boccardia proboscidea reproduces with a type of poecilogony that has two developmental and three reproductive modes)
    • found: Web. 3(poecilogony: a supposed method of development occuring in invertebrate animals where in the same species there are two kinds of young although the adults are exactly alike)
    • found: Barrows, E.M. Animal behavior desk reference, c2001(poecilogony, poikilogony: 1. Development in which adult stages of related taxa are virtually identical but juvenile stages are highly divergent; adj. poecilogonic. 2. Intraspecific variation in duration of an organism's ontogenetic stages induced by environmental factors)
    • found: Pennak, R.W. Collegiate dict. of zoology, c1964(poecilogeny: Type of larval dimorphism found in certain Diptera)
    • found: The biological bulletin, Apr. 1988:p. 109 (Poecilogony, defined as more than one mode of reproduction within a single species, has been reported in various invertebrates, including mollusks and polychaetes) p. 110 (Poecilogony is the presence of more than one distinctive kind of development in the same sexually reproducing species, i.e., a polymorphism in development. In most cases, it involves differences in egg size (e.g., small eggs destined to develop planktotrophically and large eggs that develop directly) or embryo size (e.g., some embryos consume nurse eggs but others do not).)
    • notfound: Thain, M. The Penguin dict. of biology, 2000;A dict. of biology, 2008;Dye, F.J. Dict. of developmental biology and embryology, c2002;Concise encyc. biology, 1996;The concise Oxford dict. of zoology, 1991;Henderson's dict. of biological terms, 2000;McGraw-Hill dict. of sci. and tech. terms, c2003
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