gemmation


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

gem·ma·tion

 (jĕ-mā′shən)
n.
Production of or reproduction by gemmae.

[From Latin gemmātus, past participle of gemmāre, to bud, from gemma, bud; see gembh- in Indo-European roots.]

gemmation

reproduction by budding. See also botany.
See also: Zoology
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gemmation - asexual reproduction in which a local growth on the surface or in the body of the parent becomes a separate individualgemmation - asexual reproduction in which a local growth on the surface or in the body of the parent becomes a separate individual
agamogenesis, asexual reproduction - reproduction without the fusion of gametes
Translations

gem·ma·tion

n. gemación, método de fisión en el cual la célula progenitora produce un botón que contiene cromatina, el cual se desprende para crear un gémulo.
References in periodicals archive ?
It is an ideal plant with several unique properties such as fast reproduction through gemmation and high protein content and it can absorb large amounts of nutrients such as nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) [4-6].
albicans thallus was round or ellipse with smooth and flat surface (Figures 2(a)-2(c)), after gemmation induction; the length of hyphae ranged from 8 to 20 [micro]m; their surface was smooth and flat; there was no fracture or depression (Figures 3(a)-3(c)).