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iteroparity


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The strategy of reproducing several or many times during a lifetime. Iteroparous organisms include perennial plants and the majority of animals. Organisms that have a specific breeding season and whose breeding population contains individuals of different ages, for example temperate-region trees, are said to show overlapping iteroparity. Organisms that breed repeatedly and do so at any time of year, such as humans, exhibit continuous iteroparity. Compare semelparity.

Subjects: Biological Sciences.


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