Dictionary » O » Oviparous




Producing eggs which hatch after leaving the body of the female.

Antonym: viviparous, germinating while still attached to the parent plant. For example: some mangrove species.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

Results from our forum

reptile eggs

... calcium carbonate? I though they do not, but now I'm correcting some laboratory protocol and I looked on the internet and As a rule, reptiles are oviparous (egg-laying), although certain species of squamates are capable of giving live birth. This is achieved by either ovoviviparity (egg retention) ...

See entire post
by JackBean
Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: reptile eggs
Replies: 4
Views: 3062

Bird Evolution

... egg-laying? I know that's a little preposterous using chickens as examples, but it had to happen at some point in evolutionary history. Of course oviparous birth probably evolved from ovoviparous birth, not vivaparous... There were definitely eggs around waaaay before what we call a chicken today ...

See entire post
by AstusAleator
Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Bird Evolution
Replies: 5
Views: 3044


Leech is Annelida (class Hirudinae), so it is oviparous so far I know like another annelids. You can check it on your Zoology book. I am a bit nervous to open chapters of worms :oops: :roll:

See entire post
by Dr.Stein
Mon Feb 20, 2006 6:36 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Leeches
Replies: 42
Views: 25707

transgenic animals

... mean to be arrogant, but I have been in Embryology and Reproductive Biology and using egg or ovum doesn't mater for us in those fields. Reptilian (oviparous) and birds egg, oviparous mammal eggs, and also most terrestrial invertebrates eggs are protected by hard shell because they will laid in ...

See entire post
by Dr.Stein
Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:19 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: transgenic animals
Replies: 9
Views: 5593

This page was last modified 21:34, 28 August 2007. This page has been accessed 16,093 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link