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Reproductive Biology

The sexual or asexual process by which organisms generate new individuals of the same kind; procreation.


Reproductive Biology Articles

Reinstatement of "germinal epithelium" of the ovary
The existing dogma that the former term ovarian "germinal epithelium" resulted from a mistaken belief that it could give rise to new germ cells is now strongly challenged

Date: 1 Oct 2007, Rating: 5.00, 5 pages

Why are there only two sexes?
Binary mating began to evolve way back when, and over time became entrenched, especially in more complex creatures.

Date: 1 Oct 2007, Rating: 4.25

Malaria : Plasmodium togetherness a strategy for breeding success
Malaria, which infects 600 million people in the world and leads annually to 2 million deaths, is the most widespread of infectious diseases.

Date: 1 Oct 2007, Rating: 4.00

Why have sex? The answer is not as simple as we thought
Theories abound as to why organisms favour sexual reproduction, but testing these has been notoriously difficult.

Date: 1 Oct 2007, Rating: 5.00

Researchers at Illinois explore queen bee longevity
The queen honey bee is genetically identical to the workers in her hive, but she lives 10 times longer and - unlike her sterile sisters - remains reproductively viable throughout life.

Date: 1 Oct 2007, Rating: 3.50

Sexual reproduction delays aging in a mammalian species
Past research on aging and the life histories of diverse species has shown that sexual reproduction is biologically costly for individuals and tends to decrease lifespan rather than increase it.

Date: 1 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated

Smoking decreases men's chances of fatherhood by IVF and ICSI
Men who smoke reduce their chances of successfully fathering a child by either standard IVF techniques or by ICSI, according to research carried out in Germany.

Date: 1 Oct 2007, Rating: 5.00

Fish evolve a longer lifespan by evolving a longer reproductive period, researchers find
Fish have menopause, study determines; menopausal period not affected by evolution

Date: 1 Oct 2007, Rating: 3.00

Getting an evolutionary handle on life after reproduction
Since many animals live beyond their fertile years, biologists have searched for evolutionary clues to this extended lifespan.

Date: 1 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated

Better together: Bacterial endosymbionts are essential for the reproduction of a fungus
Endosymbiotic relationships—in which one organism lives within another—are striking examples of mutualism, and can often significantly shape the biology of the participant species.

Date: 1 Oct 2007, Rating: 5.00

Why cloning could wipe out species
Cloning on a grand scale could spell the end of species as they become progressively nastier, warn researchers at the University of Sussex.

Date: 1 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated

Understanding Infertility - The Role of Genes in the Control of Reproduction
The problem of infertility is not confined to humans alone.

Date: 1 Oct 2007, Rating: 2.00

Italy now faces worldwide storm of protest over fertility proposals
Italian legislators now face worldwide condemnation by fertility experts for IVF proposals that could encourage multiple pregnancies and put babies at risk.

Date: 1 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated

Reproduction of fungus depends on
A research team of the Department of Applied Chemistry of the University of the Basque Country has been studying the reproduction of funguses.

Date: 1 Oct 2007, Rating: 1.00

Link between assisted reproduction techniques and genetic disruption
Evidence that assisted reproduction techniques may carry a risk of genetic 'imprinting disorders' in the resulting babies

Date: 1 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated

Common Pesticide May Reduce Fertility In Women
Methoxychlor (MXC), a common insect pesticide used on food crops, may interfere with proper development and function of the reproductive tract, leading to reduced fertility in women...

Date: 6 Feb 2007, Rating: 7.78

Calcium Signals for Egg Activation in Mammals
A review of the advances in the research on Ca2+ signals at fertilization with special attention to mammals.

Date: 14 Dec 2006, Rating: 3.00, 10 pages

New Clues To How Sex Evolves
Researchers have found clues to one part of this complex question in ongoing studies of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.

Date: 13 Dec 2006, Rating: not rated

No sex please, we're lizards
A Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) has astonished the scientific world by producing a clutch of eight viable eggs without any assistance from a male.

Date: 28 Jan 2007, Rating: 5.94

Women Infected With Toxoplasmosis Are More Likely To Have Boys Than Girls
Women infected with dormant toxoplasmosis are more likely to give birth to boys than women who are Toxoplasma negative, according to research

Date: 16 Oct 2006, Rating: 5.00