Mating

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In biology, mating is the pairing of either opposite-sex or hermaphroditic organisms, usually for the purposes of sexual reproduction.wikipedia
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Copulation (zoology)

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Copulation is the union of the sex organs of two sexually reproducing animals for insemination and subsequent internal fertilization.
This is an aspect of mating.

Sexual reproduction

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In biology, mating is the pairing of either opposite-sex or hermaphroditic organisms, usually for the purposes of sexual reproduction.
Sexual selection is a mode of natural selection in which some individuals out-reproduce others of a population because they are better at securing mates for sexual reproduction.

Sex

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In biology, mating is the pairing of either opposite-sex or hermaphroditic organisms, usually for the purposes of sexual reproduction.
Animals are usually mobile and seek out a partner of the opposite sex for mating.

Panmixia

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For animals, mating strategies include random mating, disassortative mating, assortative mating, or a mating pool.
In genetics, random mating involves the mating of individuals regardless of any physical, genetic or social preference.

Assortative mating

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For animals, mating strategies include random mating, disassortative mating, assortative mating, or a mating pool.
It means that individuals with similar phenotypes mate with one another more frequently than would be expected under a random mating pattern.

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For example, male Tokunagayusurika akamusi forms swarms dancing in the air to attract females.
As adult male midges emerge, they form large swarms that make dance-like movements in the air to facilitate mating, as females approach the swarms.

Animal sexual behaviour

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Vertebrates (such as reptiles, some fish, and most birds) reproduce with internal fertilization through cloacal copulation (see also hemipenis), while mammals copulate vaginally.
Common mating or reproductively motivated systems include monogamy, polygyny, polyandry, polygamy and promiscuity.

Amphibian

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Mating may also lead to external fertilization, as seen in amphibians, fishes and plants.
There is a direct competition between males to win the attention of the females in salamanders and newts, with elaborate courtship displays to keep the female's attention long enough to get her interested in choosing him to mate with.

Fungus

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Like in animals, mating in other Eukaryotes, such as plants and fungi, denotes.
These current phylogenetic analyses often overturn classifications based on older and sometimes less discriminative methods based on morphological features and biological species concepts obtained from experimental matings.

Mating system

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Mating in these cases involves the pairing of individuals, accompanied by the pairing of their homologous chromosomes and then exchange of genomic information leading to formation of recombinant progeny (see mating systems).
With respect to animals, the term describes which males and females mate under which circumstances.

Seasonal breeder

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Seasonal breeders are animal species that successfully mate only during certain times of the year.

Bird

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Vertebrates (such as reptiles, some fish, and most birds) reproduce with internal fertilization through cloacal copulation (see also hemipenis), while mammals copulate vaginally.
Birds have evolved a variety of mating behaviours, with the peacock tail being perhaps the most famous example of sexual selection and the Fisherian runaway.

Breeding in the wild

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Breeding locations are often chosen for very specific requirements of shelter and proximity to food; moreover, the breeding season is a particular time window that has evolved for each species to suit species anatomical, mating-ritual, or climatic and other ecological factors.

Sexual intercourse

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For most non-human mammals, mating and copulation occur at the point of estrus (the most fertile period of time in the female's reproductive cycle), which increases the chances of successful impregnation.

Biology

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In biology, mating is the pairing of either opposite-sex or hermaphroditic organisms, usually for the purposes of sexual reproduction.

Hermaphrodite

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In biology, mating is the pairing of either opposite-sex or hermaphroditic organisms, usually for the purposes of sexual reproduction.

Organism

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In biology, mating is the pairing of either opposite-sex or hermaphroditic organisms, usually for the purposes of sexual reproduction.

Fertilisation

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Fertilization is the fusion of both sex cell or gamete.

Germ cell

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Fertilization is the fusion of both sex cell or gamete.

Gamete

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Fertilization is the fusion of both sex cell or gamete.

Sex organ

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Copulation is the union of the sex organs of two sexually reproducing animals for insemination and subsequent internal fertilization.

Insemination

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Copulation is the union of the sex organs of two sexually reproducing animals for insemination and subsequent internal fertilization.

Internal fertilization

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Copulation is the union of the sex organs of two sexually reproducing animals for insemination and subsequent internal fertilization.

External fertilization

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Mating may also lead to external fertilization, as seen in amphibians, fishes and plants.

Fish

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Vertebrates (such as reptiles, some fish, and most birds) reproduce with internal fertilization through cloacal copulation (see also hemipenis), while mammals copulate vaginally. Mating may also lead to external fertilization, as seen in amphibians, fishes and plants.