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mat·ing

(māt'ing),
The pairing of male and female for the purpose of reproduction.
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mating

The pairing of male and female organisms for reproduction.
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mat·ing

(māt'ing)
The pairing of male and female for the purpose of reproduction.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

mating

  1. any reproduction involving two sexes.
  2. (in lower organisms) reproduction between types that differ in physiology but not in physical form.
  3. (in birds and mammals) the behavioural process of pair-formation rather than of copulation leading to sexual reproduction.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

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If a queen were to mate with four males and there was a matched mating, only 12.5% of the offspring would be diploid males.
During the last stage of colony sexuals are produced and mating is done after mating queens went to diapause and remaining males and workers die in the colony.
Since each mating offers an opportunity to father off-spring, males can generally increase their fitness by mating with many females, and high mating rates are thus typically associated with high male reproductive success.
"Generally, those males exposed to other males prior to mating reproduced more successfully than those who had not.
In spite of this diversity, multiple mating involving reciprocation, long-term storage of allosperm, and the ability to digest allosperm are common among many hermaphrodite species (Baur, 1998; Michiels, 1998).
In spite of the attention paid to the reproductive behavior of spiders, relatively little is known about either the frequency with which males recharge their pedipalps or the mating rates of species that can mate several times.
To further confirm that IUM 99-3617 was MATa in mating type, MFa and STE 20a genes were sequenced by an ABI PRISM 310 automatic sequencer using Big Dye Terminator (Applied Biosystems, Monza, Italy) and the primers, forward and reverse strands previously reported (4).
MaLes have wider heads and stronger jaw muscles than females and these are used in mate-to-mate combat, especially when females are close to mating. Genetic analysis also shows that most monogamous pairs of sleepy lizards produce litters fathered by one male, suggesting successful mate-guarding.
Scientists believe animals stand to have genetically varied offspring by mating with an individual unlike most of the population.
A unique, patented RF connector series with slide-on mating and a floating front end that moves during the mating process has been developed to solve this problem.
So although Sweitzer has come close to catching the creatures mating, he has had to settle for stumbling upon pairs that seem to be on the verge of reproduction--animals that provide only indirect hints about how por- cupines find and pick mates.