Asexual generation

asexual generation

asexual generation n.

A generation that reproduces by asexual means only.

Reproduction without the union of individuals or of the male and female germ cells; asexual reproduction. Also called nonsexual generation.

Historical Examples

In a large number of lower animals and plants sexual and asexual generation regularly alternate.
The Wonders of Life Ernst Haeckel

Fissiparous: applied to that form of asexual generation in which the parent divides; each part becoming a new individual.
Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith


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