Accelerated development of reproductive organs relative to somatic tissue, leading to paedomorphosis (Pough 1996).
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(from the article `paedomorphosis`) retention by an organism of juvenile or even larval traits into later life. There are two aspects of paedomorphosis: acceleration of sexual ... ...The tapeworm, Hymenolepis nana, parasitic in rodents and man, can complete its life cycle without an intermediate host. Certain species of ... [2 relate...
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