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Lesson Flashcards: Reproduction as a Life Process Biology

Reproduction

A key life process that ensures species survival at a population level

Fossil

The preserved remains of once-living organisms

Reproductive strategy

The way in which an organism mates and/or raises offspring

Life span

The period of time between an organism’s birth and its death

Egg cell (ovum)

The female reproductive cell, or gamete

Reproductive capacity

The largest number of offspring that a species is able to produce via reproduction under optimum conditions

Extinction

The death of all living individuals of a certain species

Sexual maturity

The stage in the life of an organism starting which it is able to reproduce

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