What are ontogenesis?

  • (noun): (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level.
    Synonyms: growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny

Some articles on ontogenesis:

Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin
... Michurin studied the aspects of heredity in connection with the natural course of ontogenesis and external influence, creating a whole new concept of ... He proved that predominance depends on heredity, ontogenesis, and phylogenesis of the initial cell structure and also on individual features of hybrids and conditions of cultivation ... methods in connection with the natural course of ontogenesis, directing the process of predominance, evaluation and selection of seedlings, acceleration of process of ...
Sleep - Functions - Ontogenesis
... REM sleep appears to be important for development of the brain ... REM sleep occupies the majority of time of sleep of infants, who spend most of their time sleeping ...