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semelparity The strategy of reproducing only once during a lifetime, after which death is inevitable, even if the reproductive event is unfruitful. Semelparous organisms include most annual and biennial plants and representatives from most invertebrate animal taxa; vertebrate examples include the Pacific salmon and Atlantic eel. Compare iteroparity.

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semelparity (big-bang reproduction) The condition of an organism that has only one reproductive cycle during its lifetime. It is well exhibited by Antechinus; males die after mating (typically in autumn, in their first year of life), so the entire population overwinters as pregnant females. Compare ITEROPARITY.

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semelparity(big-bang reproduction) The condition of an organism that has only one reproductive cycle during its lifetime. Compare iteroparity.

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