asexual reproduction


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a·sex·u·al reproduction

(ā-sĕk′sho͞o-əl)
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asexual reproduction

Reproduction requiring one parent. Offspring are identical to the parent.
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Noun1.asexual reproduction - reproduction without the fusion of gametesasexual reproduction - reproduction without the fusion of gametes
apomixis - any of several kinds of reproduction without fertilization
blastogenesis - asexual reproduction by budding
budding - reproduction of some unicellular organisms (such as yeasts) by growth and specialization followed by the separation by constriction of a part of the parent
fission - reproduction of some unicellular organisms by division of the cell into two more or less equal parts
fissiparity - reproduction of some multicellular organisms by division, as in the case of some starfish
monogenesis, sporulation - asexual reproduction by the production and release of spores
parthenogenesis, parthenogeny, virgin birth - human conception without fertilization by a man
gemmation, pullulation - asexual reproduction in which a local growth on the surface or in the body of the parent becomes a separate individual
reproduction - the process of generating offspring
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In another part of the study, a scientist in Madagascar examined how well the crayfish is able to multiply in the wild via parthenogenesis, a natural form of asexual reproduction.
The asexual reproduction makes them highly invasive.
This also reflects the similarities seen in the recovery of this type of ecosystem and forest ecosystems, where recovery through asexual reproduction plays a key role in the early stages of post fire recovery (Hoffmann, 1998; Kennard et al.
Here you get the all the syllabus step by step complete chapter and highlighted the all important topics like Modes of asexual reproduction, Pre-fertilization Events, Inbreeding depression, Double fertilization, Gametogenesis, Fertilization and Events of Pregnancy, Post-Mendelian Genetics, Hardy-Weinberg principle etc.
He covers sexual reproduction, asexual reproduction and regeneration, cysts and resting stages, sex determination, sex differentiation, and highlights and directions.
Apomixis is a genetically determined type of asexual reproduction in angiosperms that results in the production of viable seed from maternal tissues in the absence of meiosis and fertilization.
First, we will use the model brown alga Ectocarpus to reveal the fundamental genetic mechanisms by which sex chromosomes control reproductive and life cycle traits of broad importance to all eukaryotes, including sex determination and asexual reproduction through parthenogenesis but also the control of gamete size and the regulation of developmental switches during the life cycle.
Conn (1990) stated that asexual reproduction was confirmed by continual propagation of laboratory clones only in tetrathyridia isolated from lizards, as reported by Specht and Voge (1965).
Geneticists long have bet on the success of sexual reproduction over asexual reproduction based, in a large part, on the process known as Muller's ratchet, the mechanism by which a genome accrues deleterious and irreversible mutations after the host organism has lost its ability to carry out the important gene-shuffling job of recombination.
falciparum developing habits of asexual reproduction like other Plasmodium sp (2).
Asexual reproduction occurs through stems that grow sideways, either just above the surface of the ground (stolons) or just below it (rhizomes).