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n. pl. on·tog·e·nies
The development of an individual organism or a part of an organism from inception to maturity. Also called ontogenesis.

on′to·ge·net′ic (ŏn′tə-jə-nĕt′ĭk), on′to·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
on′to·ge·net′i·cal·ly, on′to·gen′i·cal·ly adv.
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Using a phenomenological approach to analyze the outcomes of focus group interviews, the authors identified themes at the ontogenic, microsystem, and macrosystem levels.
Temporal variation in extrafloral nectar secretion in different ontogenic stages of the fruits of Alibertia verrucosa S.
Applying tools drawn from the field of molecular ecology, these studies provide further evidence of the large geographic areas sea turtles traverse during their ontogenic migrations and the regional perspective local initiatives should take when designing and implementing conservation actions.
Ontogenic Aspects of Depressive Disorders, Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova 103(8): 80-81.
3) Shoots and clusters with delayed phenological development are, therefore, more susceptible to powdery mildew since they have not achieved the stage for ontogenic resistance to the pathogen.
This issue is relevant since the ontogenic rates influence many population attributes that are intimately related to population dynamics (Garrod & Horwood, 1984).
Basuchaudhuri discusses different facets of nitrogen metabolism in rice, including the metabolic pathways, ontogenic changes, biotic and abiotic influences, and genetic aspects.
laevifrons, could be explained by ontogenic, habitat and/or phylogenetic components Furthermore, our results suggest that the MA expresses a vascular response when the Ach-NOS-NO relaxation pathway is coupled, whereas the results in DA, ABA and EBA suggest the presence of another mechanism.
The cause and consequence of ontogenic changes in social aggregation in New Zealand spiny lobsters.
Several studies have shown ontogenic dietary shifts in round goby, with smaller fish (< 6 cm total length) consuming mostly chironomids and larger fish shifting to larger items, such as molluscs (Jude et al.
Ontogenic expression pattern and genetic polymorphisms of the fatty acid transport protein 4 (FATP4) gene in Chinese chicken populations.