Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Ontogenesis

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_4115

Greek: onta = being; gennan = produce.

This term describes the developmental phase of an individual, e.g., in  insects the development from egg via larvae, pupa to male or female adults.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany