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Pollination, Mating, and Reproduction in Plants

Pat Willmer

in Pollination and Floral Ecology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128610
eISBN:
9781400838943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128610.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines pollination, mating, and reproduction in plants. Plant reproduction can be either sexual or asexual, but the generation of new variants (which is the underlying necessity for ... More


A Common Law of International Adjudication

Chester Brown

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199206506
eISBN:
9780191709708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206506.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The proliferation of international courts and tribunals has given rise to several new issues affecting the administration of international justice. This book makes a significant contribution to ... More


Debates and Controversies on Abortion in Italy

Marina Calloni

in Abortion Politics, Women's Movements, and the Democratic State: A Comparative Study of State Feminism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242665
eISBN:
9780191600258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242666.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The debate over legalization of abortion dominated politics in Italy in the 1970s, part of a broader challenge to Catholic domination over families and women. Subsequent debates have revolved around ... More


Gametes (Spermatozoa)

A. Schmidt-Rhaesa

in The Evolution of Organ Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566687
eISBN:
9780191718007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566687.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Although spermatozoa have no organ system, they are the product of organ systems and are of enormous evolutionary importance. Spermatozoa typically possess an acrosome, a nucleus, mitochondria, and a ... More


Sexual selection

Graham Bell

in Selection: The Mechanism of Evolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198569725
eISBN:
9780191717741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569725.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

There is good but not conclusive evidence that sex is indirectly selected because it facilitates adaptation, and in particular adaptation to coevolving antagonists. Competition for sexual partners ... More


Sexuality: The Antithesis of Clonality

John C. Avise

in Clonality: The Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution of Sexual Abstinence in Vertebrate Animals

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369670
eISBN:
9780199871063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369670.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Sexual reproduction is the antithesis of clonality because genes that are faithfully copied during asexual replication are genetically scrambled (recombined) during the sexual processes of meiosis ... More


BREEDING BIOLOGY AND REPRODUCTIVE STRATEGY

Ted R. Anderson

in Biology of the Ubiquitous House Sparrow: From Genes to Populations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304114
eISBN:
9780199790012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304114.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter summarizes the reproductive strategy of the House Sparrow. Although monogamy is the primary mating system of the species, significant rates of extra-pair fertilizations have been ... More


International Investment Law and Comparative Public Law

Stephan W. Schill (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589104
eISBN:
9780191595455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589104.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

Investment treaty arbitration has a hybrid nature combining public international law (as regards its substance) with elements of international commercial arbitration (as regards procedure). However, ... More


The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

Tony Prosser

in The Regulatory Enterprise: Government, Regulation, and Legitimacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199579839
eISBN:
9780191594472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579839.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter applies the arguments developed in the preceding chapter to the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. It examines the background to, and functions of, the Authority and ... More


Fear, Wonder, and Science in the New Age of Reproductive Biotechnology

Scott Gilbert and Clara Pinto-Correia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231170949
eISBN:
9780231544580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170949.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

How does one make decisions today about in vitro fertilization, abortion, egg freezing, surrogacy, and other matters of reproduction? This book provides the intellectual and emotional intelligence to ... More


Experiments in Democracy: Human Embryo Research and the Politics of Bioethics

J. Benjamin Hurlbut

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179546
eISBN:
9780231542913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179546.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Human embryo research touches upon strongly felt moral convictions, and it raises such deep questions about the promise and perils of scientific progress that debate over its development has become a ... More


Law and Bioethics: Current Legal Issues Volume 11

Michael Freeman (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545520
eISBN:
9780191721113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545520.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This book is the latest volume in the Current Legal Issues series, which is based upon an annual colloquium held at University College London. Each year, leading scholars from around the world gather ... More


Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Adolfo Plasencia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The place of discovery and generation of human knowledge has become a somewhat fuzzy area, and it is at the crossroads of equally blurred disciplines where new glimpses of the future occur. This book ... More


The role of silviculture

David Wainhouse

in Ecological Methods in Forest Pest Management

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198505648
eISBN:
9780191728150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198505648.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The management of forests can affect their vulnerability to attack by pests and pathogens, but the effects may be complex. This chapter introduces the subject by discussing the influence of the ... More


Bashful Eggs, Macho Sperm, and Tonypandy Bashful Eggs, Macho Sperm, and Tonypandy Paul R. Gross

Paul A. Gross

in A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths About Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195117257
eISBN:
9780199785995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195117255.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

For the last decade, feminist academics including feminist epistemologists and a number of sociologists and historians of science, have derogated the “masculinism” of natural science. A favored ... More


October 2007: Three Proposals

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0034
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This commentary discusses (from the viewpoint of 2007) three important law reform proposals, only one of which let to legislation. The UK Department of Health published for consultation a draft Human ... More


January 2009: Parenthood Reborn

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0039
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 amended the parenthood provisions previously contained in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990, updating them to give recognition to the ... More


Evolution of sperm—egg interaction

Melody R. Palmer and Willie J. Swanson

in Rapidly Evolving Genes and Genetic Systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642274
eISBN:
9780191774751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642274.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Reproduction, despite being essential for the survival of sexually reproducing species, involves a subset of proteins under diversifying selection. One aspect of that pattern is that sperm–egg ... More


Development of Eggs and Larvae

Bruce S. Miller and Arthur W. Kendall

in Early Life History of Marine Fishes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249721
eISBN:
9780520943766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249721.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter summarizes information on the development of fish eggs and larvae, and introduces juvenile development. The chapter focuses on the changes that occur as the eggs develop, hatch into ... More


Technologies of Greek Motherhood

Heather Paxson

in Making Modern Mothers: Ethics and Family Planning in Urban Greece

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223714
eISBN:
9780520937130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223714.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the notion of realized nature and takes up the question of what happens to a local metaphysics of gender and kinship when it encounters the imported medical technology of in ... More


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