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Reproduction & Development in Animals - Chapter Summary
No course on the basics of biology would be complete without learning about the ways in which animals reproduce and develop. If you are a high school or college student who is currently taking a biology 101 course, you can learn about the reproduction and development of animals by going over the lessons found in this chapter. The lessons will break down the major components of animal reproductive systems and how they function in both males and females.
Each lesson also includes a practice quiz that you can take to make sure that you have accurately understood the lesson's main points. Once you have completed the chapter, be sure to take the final chapter exam to see what you recall on the subject as a whole. The chapter's online format means that you can review these lessons almost anywhere at your convenience, provided you have access to a computer, tablet or smartphone. This chapter will be helpful if you would like to:
- Understand the basics of how animals reproduce and develop
- Identify the components of spermatogenesis and the male reproductive system
- Explain how the female reproductive system produces eggs
- Recognize the changes in the body during pregnancy
- Identify the types and examples of the survivorship curve
1. Overview of Animal Reproduction and Development
At this stage in life, you likely know where babies come from. However, did you know that some animals can make clones of themselves and reproduce sexually too? In this lesson, you'll learn more about sexual reproduction and early vertebrate development.
2. Spermatogenesis: How the Male Reproductive System Produces Sperm
In this lesson, you'll learn the series of steps necessary to produce a fully functional sperm cell. You'll also look at the structure of a sperm cell and see how it's equipped to venture forth into new territory.
3. Oogenesis: How the Female Reproductive System Produces Eggs
Did you know that a human female already has all of the oocytes that she will make in her entire life before she is even born? In this lesson, you'll learn how the human body produces an ovum through the process of oogenesis. You'll also learn how polar bodies help to ensure that female gametes are of high quality even though they are not produced in high quantities.
4. Anatomy & Physiology of Pregnancy
We know a woman's uterus can house a baby, but did you ever wonder what it looks like inside? Or, how the baby gets food? In this lesson, you'll learn about what the fetal environment inside the uterus actually looks like.
5. Survivorship Curve: Types & Examples
Scientists use a variety of tools to track the sizes of populations. Survivorship curves are one of the tools they use. In this lesson, we will view examples of survivorship curves to determine what they mean.
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