breeding individual

breeding individual

an individual in a POPULATION that is involved in transferring its genes to the next generation via the process of SEXUAL REPRODUCTION. Thus a population will have two components: breeding individuals and those not breeding (i.e.

immature juveniles, and mature individuals that have undergone GENETIC DEATH).

Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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I monitored the typical behavior of breeding individuals (nest building, incubation, or guarding) and the number and body size of chicks (small, medium, or large), if present, at intervals of 3-7 days in 1997 and every 7-10 days in 1998-2000.
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