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Chapter 1: - Introductory Concepts

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 September 2019

Giuseppe Fusco
Affiliation:
Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Alessandro Minelli
Affiliation:
Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
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Chapter 1 introduces some fundamental concepts, starting with a tentative definition of reproduction that will be revised and enriched in the following chapters and with the traditional distinction between sexual and asexual reproduction. We address the delicate issues relating to the notions of biological individual, generation and life cycle (but we refrain from discussing these topics from a philosophical perspective). We also deal with the not always clearly defined relationship between reproductive and developmental processes, in particular those related to regeneration.

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Print publication year: 2019

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  • Introductory Concepts
  • Giuseppe Fusco, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy, Alessandro Minelli, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
  • Book: The Biology of Reproduction
  • Online publication: 30 September 2019
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108758970.003
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  • Introductory Concepts
  • Giuseppe Fusco, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy, Alessandro Minelli, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
  • Book: The Biology of Reproduction
  • Online publication: 30 September 2019
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108758970.003
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  • Introductory Concepts
  • Giuseppe Fusco, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy, Alessandro Minelli, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
  • Book: The Biology of Reproduction
  • Online publication: 30 September 2019
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108758970.003
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