asexual reproduction
Reproduction that does not involve the formation and union of gametes from the different sexes or mating types. It occurs mainly in lower animals, micro-organisms and plants. In plants, asexual reproduction is by vegetative propagation (e.g. bulbs, tubers, corms) and by formation of spores.

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  • asexual reproduction — n reproduction (as cell division, spore formation, fission, or budding) without union of individuals or gametes * * * reproduction without the fusion of gametes, as by fission or budding …   Medical dictionary

  • asexual reproduction — asexual reproduction. См. бесполое размножение. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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  • asexual reproduction — nelytinis dauginimas statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Dauginimas sporomis ir įvairiomis vegetatyvinėmis dalimis, t. y. be ap(si)vaisinimo. atitikmenys: angl. asexual reproduction; monogenesis rus. бесполое размножение; моногенез ryšiai …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • asexual reproduction — Reproduction or propagation that doesn t involve the union of gametes …   Combined glossary of agriculture

  • asexual reproduction — reproduction which does not involve sexual processes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • asexual reproduction — noun a) Any form of reproduction that does not involve the fusion of gametes. b) Any form of reproduction that involves neither meiosis nor fusion of gametes. Ant: sexual reproduction …   Wiktionary

  • asexual reproduction — Any method of reproduction not involving fertilization, as that by fission, fragmentation, spore production, budding, vegetative reproduction, and gemmule formation …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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