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Litter size

Litter size

(Science: veterinary) The number of offspring produced at one birth by an animal.

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Why do we use birth control?

... genetically determined rather than a conscious act. For example, the litter size is typically smaller when the food is scarce - a very convenient, though automatic, way ...

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by biohazard
Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do we use birth control?
Replies: 4
Views: 2403

what causes enlarged small-groups to break up?

... tried to add to the group, they were chased off. Also, when a new litter was formed, they did not kill or desert 3 just because their number ... profitable for the human race. Also, gathering in certain a population size is not a adaptation, but a learned behavior. Adaptations all have to ...

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by Tomn
Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: what causes enlarged small-groups to break up?
Replies: 6
Views: 13686

Essential amino acids

... acid or indispensible amino acid, is an amino acid that cannot be synthesized de novo by the organism (usually referring to humans), and therefore ... protein during a 21-d lactation. Groups of four sows were allotted to litter-size treatments of 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12 by cross-fostering as ...

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by dipjyoti
Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Essential amino acids
Replies: 9
Views: 7137

The Fiber Disease

... in semi aquatic situations. They commonly dwell in organic soils, leaf litter, mosses, under fallen logs, beneath stones, under loose bark, in dung, ... All aquatic species are small, being rarely larger than 3mm. Their size and hydrophobic (water repelling) integument keep them afloat on the ...

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by Doc44
Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Views: 6243103

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