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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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If it goes through asexual reproduction, the pathogen sporangia germinates and releases zoospores which can then move chemo-tactically (in C) within the environment or directly through sporangia by wind or water.
For a long time, scientists, researchers, and agricultural experts have recognised that enabling asexual reproduction in major world food crops would lead a great shift in global agriculture.
Also, tachyzoite and tissue cyst (bradyzoites) production occurs through asexual reproduction in felines and other intermediate hosts such as mammals and birds (1).
The hydrological influence of upwelling and the predominance of asexual reproduction are relevant factors that can influence the genetic structure of populations.
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.
Host growth and asexual reproduction. Host growth between the start and the end of the experiment (i.e., 8 weeks after inoculation) was estimated via the change in oral disk diameter, assuming a starting diameter of 2-3 mm (n = 10 for each treatment).
Universities are being destroyed by pseudo nationalist bigots, the judiciary is being subverted - how else would a high court judge feel emboldened to pontificate that peacocks are India's national birds because they live a celibate life and have asexual reproduction? Parliament is being undermined and ordinary people are getting pitted against each other in the name of religion and caste, where Dalits are being torn away from each other to be co-opted as Hindutva's useful fodder against their own.
The asexual reproduction makes them highly invasive.
From this moment, productivity was maintained with the new shoots generated by rhizomes (asexual reproduction), the majority of which belonged to S.
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.