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Alternation of generations between sexual and asexual forms.

met′a·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
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Lychnorhiza lucerna presents a metagenetic life cycle (Schiariti et al., 2008) but its polyps and ephyrae have never been found in their natural habitat (Schiariti, 2008).
Targeted metagenomics, known as metagenetic [156], is based on marker gene amplification and the sequencing of 16S ribosomal RNA gene (16S libraries), the domain of which is restricted to Bacteria and Archaea [157].
Korsak N, Taminiau B, Leclercq M, Nezer C, Crevecoeur S, Ferauche C, Daube G (2015) Evaluation of the microbiota of kefir samples using metagenetic analysis targeting the 16S and 26S ribosomal DNA fragments.