ramet

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ra·met

 (rā′mĭt)
n.
A physiologically distinct organism that is part of a group of genetically identical individuals derived from one progenitor, as a tree in a group of trees that have all sprouted from a single parent plant.

[Latin rāmus, branch; see ramus + -et.]

ramet

(ˈræmɪt)
n
any of the individuals in a group of clones

ra•met

(ˈreɪ mɪt)

n.
an individual of a clone.
[1925–30; < Latin rām(us) branch + -et]
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There does seem to be something more than just a clonal colony of bacteria," says paleobiologist Philip Donoghue of the University of Bristol in England.
You can clearly see the first individual that founded a sexual colony, while a clonal colony preserves the fragment from the previous colony from which it cloned," he added.