Chapter 5: Reproduction in Animals

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Reproduction in Animals

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What is metamorphosis? Give examples.

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There are many animals whose young ones are similar to adults. Example: young ones of human and the adult human look-alike, the chick hatched from the egg look like a hen.

But the young ones of frogs, butterflies, etc. hatched from the eggs look very different from the adult. The young one of the frog is called tadpole (or larva of a frog) which undergoes drastic changes to form a frog, this is called metamorphosis.


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