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Asexual reproduction

reproduction, as budding, fission, or spore formation, not involving the union of gametes.
Historical Examples

The asexual reproduction in the blood of the vertebrate host has been described but the cycle in the tick is practically unknown.
Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley

asexual reproduction is by budding or by a kind of simple division or fission.
Elementary Zoology, Second Edition Vernon L. Kellogg

Pearson (Grammar of Science, p. 373) points out that variation does occur in asexual reproduction.
Consanguineous Marriages in the American Population George B. Louis Arner

Gemmiparous: applied to that form of asexual reproduction where new individuals arise as buds from the germ body of the parent.
Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith

Why cannot multiplication be carried on in all cases, as it is in many cases, by asexual reproduction?
Herbert Spencer J. Arthur Thomson

Among animals as among plants, asexual reproduction is very common.
The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4) J. Arthur Thomson

Sexual reproduction by oogonia and antheridia; asexual reproduction by zoospores or conidia.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3 Various

Mycelium well developed; sexual reproduction by zygospores; asexual reproduction by sporangia and conidia.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3 Various

asexual reproduction n.
Reproduction occurring without the sexual union of male and female gametes.
asexual reproduction
See under reproduction.
asexual reproduction [(ay-sek-shooh-uhl)]

The kind of reproduction in which it is not necessary to have two parents to produce offspring. The reproduction of single-celled organisms through fission, and the production of spores in some plants and plantlike organisms, are examples of asexual reproduction.


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