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BS Media in Zoology
Friday, 30 June 2017 15:03

PAEDOGENSIS OR NEOTENY IN AMPHIBIANS

Neoteny is defined as the failure or delay of larva to metamorphose while becoming sexually mature. It is character of some amphibians.   The best example is axolotl larva of Amblystoma. It is aquatic. It has gills. It develops gonads. It lays eggs and attains large size. Amblystoma on the…

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Editor's Desk in Zoology
Monday, 27 April 2009 23:49

Neoteny

Neoteny is the retention, by adults in a species, of traits previously seen only in juveniles (pedomorphosis/paedomorphosis), and is a subject studied in the field of developmental biology. In neoteny, the physiological (or somatic) development of an animal or organism is slowed or delayed. Ultimately this process results in the…

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