Poseidon’s offspring were myriad.
Multiple inheritance systems may lead to multiple “parent-offspring” relations.
For calculating offspring number per female only reproducing females were used.
Offspring of normal-weight mothers, by contrast, interacted for an average of two minutes.
‘Child’ is ambiguous between ‘offspring’ and ‘immature offspring’.
In others, multiple clutches of offspring can be produced from the sperm stored from a single mating.
This explanatory schema is largely neutral regarding what mechanism accounts for parent-offspring resemblance.
Third, because of physiological constraints, females are sometimes more crucial for offspring survival than males.
The plateau offers protection from floods (good for offspring) but no shade (killing all offspring).
The more mates they have, the greater the offspring, and higher the likelihood that offspring survive.
Mounting evidence supports sperm epigenetic changes as a mechanism for increased health risks in offspring of smoking fathers.
Nutrition clearly affects the number of offspring produced, with malnourished females laying fewer eggs or giving birth to fewer offspring.
Since polar bears and grizzlies only diverged about 500,000 to 600,000 years ago, she said, their offspring are able to produce offspring as well.
Offspring produced sexually, however, have two parents and so, though they certainly resemble the parents, the offspring are not necessarily identical to them.
I thought of the Kims over in Pyongyang, another dynasty that also has favourite offspring, illegitimate offspring, a Midsomer body count and sibling poisoning.
Researchers have also identified ways in which male mosquitoes may be genetically engineered to transmit a gene to their offspring that causes the offspring to die before becoming sexually mature.
Separate species have been known to produce hybrid offspring (for example, the horse and the donkey producing the mule), but, because the offspring are almost always inviable or sterile, the interbreeding is not considered successful.
In addition to obligations that focus on the health of potential offspring and the competence of intending parents, another question is whether there ought to be limits on the number of offspring that can be created from a single gamete provider.
…are best thought of as mating effort (that is, effort directed at increasing the number of offspring a male sires), because they are usually not available at the time of birth or hatching to benefit the offspring sired by the male presenting the gift.
This stage is followed by two intermediate subsocial stages: one where the care of young is extended to the point where the mother is present when her offspring mature, and the other where offspring are retained that assist in the rearing of additional broods.
- the immediate descendants of a person
Example: she was the mother of many offspring
- something that comes into existence as a result
Example: industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring
- any immature animal
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