Alternate generation

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(Biol.) See under Generation.
(Biol.) alternation of sexual with asexual generation, in which the products of one process differ from those of the other, - a form of reproduction common both to animal and vegetable organisms. In the simplest form, the organism arising from sexual generation produces offspiring unlike itself, agamogenetically. These, however, in time acquire reproductive organs, and from their impregnated germs the original parent form is reproduced. In more complicated cases, the first series of organisms produced agamogenetically may give rise to others by a like process, and these in turn to still other generations. Ultimately, however, a generation is formed which develops sexual organs, and the original form is reproduced.

See also: Alternate, Generation

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However another property of many Kariera grandkin systems which has been claimed to he criterial by some scholars--equivalence between grandkin and grandchild generations (+2 and -2), or Alternate Generation Equivalence--is shown to be more widespread than Kariera and independent of it.
"We have to focus and realign towards alternate generation of wealth and that is only possible when Oman uses its inherent strength and focuses on some specific areas of revenue generation, like mining, marine, manufacturing, tourism and above all its educated work force," said investment advisor Dr Anchan C.K.
They form an alternate generation least interested in studies and most interested in its own lexicon of strange language, expression, symbols and rituals all suggestive of sex.
Any portion of the hydro system that is removed or diminished will need to be replaced with alternate generation to meet current and future power needs.
Warlpiri social organisation draws upon three kinds of moiety divisions, one of which, alternate generation moieties, serves (among other things) to summarise marriage rules.

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