nonreproductive

nonreproductive

(ˌnɒnˌriːprəˈdʌktɪv)
adj
(Biology) not reproductive, not involving reproduction
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Barboza & Bowyer (2001) assumed that gastro-centric hypothesis could explain sexual segregation according to the difference of seasonal metabolism of energy and protein among nonreproductive female, reproductive female and male reindeer (Rangifer tarandus).
The largest colony was 151 individuals, and many barns were used only by males, sometimes with a few nonreproductive females present.
thysanodes (10 lactating females, one pregnant female, one nonreproductive female, one adult male, and one young of the year).
1] All the women who live beyond the age of 45-50 years, experience a period of transition from reproductive to nonreproductive stage of life as a normal physiological change.
Including the nonreproductive fish in calculations of the SSB could lead to an overestimation of the number of spawning fish and, therefore, would lead to an overestimation of expected recruitment.
i] is the ML of size-class i, [delta] is the ML at which 50% of the female squid are sexually mature, and [gamma] is a rate parameter related to the speed of size change from nonreproductive to reproductive status (Fontoura et al.
Copulations in Tibetan macaques are reported to occur outside of the mating season, however these are nonreproductive, and principally involve high-ranking males (Li et al.
Honeybees are eusocial insects, meaning they have a queen that lays eggs while all the other females in the hive are nonreproductive worker bees.
In other species such as cattle, there are precedents where selective breeding for nonreproductive traits have lead to reduced fertility (Lucy, 2001).
Finally, family planning providers without the capacity to offer more comprehensive preventive care, such as screenings for lipid disorders and nonreproductive cancers, should be able to provide referrals for these services.