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Sexual reproduction in animals HTML5


The mode of reproduction of sexual species depends on the living conditions.

Terrestrial species develop a variety of sexual rites which lead to the coupling of male and females. Very little gametes are liberated, fertilization is internal. The embryo and the foetus develop in a protected environment within the uterus.

Aquatic species liberate a large quantity of gametes into the water. Fertilization takes place exteriorly to the female body. The development of an individual is started from the larval stage. This development is "indirect"

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Learning goals

  • Understand the different stages of sexual reproduction of animals in terrestrial and aquatic environments
  • Understand the specifics of external and internal fertilization

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Reproduction in the terrestrial environment is represented here by mammals. For each species, the reproductive and bgestational period is specific but the method of reproduction is the same. The…

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