gemmulation


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gem·mu·la·tion

 (jĕm′yə-lā′shən)
n.
Production of or reproduction by gemmules.

gemmulation

(ˌdʒɛmjʊˈleɪʃən)
n
(Zoology) the process of reproducing by or bearing gemmules
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Such intensive cell dedifferentiations and transdifferentiations are widely spread in sponges and are associated with many processes both in nature and in the laboratory: budding (Edmonson, 1946; Ereskovsky, 2010), gemmulation (Fell, 1974; Bergquist, 1978; Ereskovsky, 2010), reconstruction of intact organization after tissue dissociation (Lavrov and Kosevich, 2014, 2016; Ereskovsky et al., 2016), regeneration (Borisenko et al., 2015; Ereskovsky et al., 2015), and reorganization of somatic tissues during the reproduction cycle (Ivanova, 1978, 1981; Ereskovsky, 2000).
Although mobility in sessile organisms is generally confined to a juvenile dispersive phase, many attached clonal animals and plants have a considerable capacity for dispersal through rapid directional growth or by the production of asexual propagules by fission, fragmentation, or gemmulation. Theoretical explanations for the evolution of clonal dispersal mechanisms generally pose either density-dependent competition (Hamilton and May 1977, Comins et al.