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generation

 [jen″er-a´shun]
1. the process of reproduction.
2. a class composed of all individuals removed by the same number of successive ancestors from a common predecessor, or occupying positions on the same level in a genealogical (pedigree) chart.
alternate generation reproduction by alternate asexual and sexual means in an animal or plant species.
asexual generation (direct generation) production of a new organism not originating from union of gametes.
first filial generation the first-generation offspring of two parents; symbol F1.
parental generation the generation with which a particular genetic study is begun; symbol P1.
second filial generation all of the offspring produced by two individuals of the first filial generation; symbol F2.
sexual generation production of a new organism from the cell formed by the union of a male gamete (spermatozoon) and a female gamete (oocyte).
spontaneous generation the discredited concept of continuous generation of living organisms from nonliving matter.

alternate generation

[ôl′tərnit]
Etymology: L, alter, other of two
a type of reproduction in which a sexual generation alternates with one or more asexual generations, as in many plants and simple animals. Also called alternation of generations.

generation

1. the process of reproduction.
2. a class composed of all individuals removed by the same number of successive ancestors from a common predecessor, or occupying positions on the same level in a genealogical (pedigree) chart. Said also of antibiotics or other chemicals derived from parent compounds.

alternate generation
reproduction by alternate asexual and sexual means in an animal or plant species.
asexual generation
production of a new organism not originating from union of gametes. Called also direct generation.
direct generation
see asexual generation (above).
filial generation (first)
the first generation offspring of two parents; symbol F1.
filial generation (second)
all of the offspring produced by two individuals of the first filial generation; symbol F2.
generation interval
the mean age of the parents when the animals that are to replace them are born.
parental generation
the generation with which a particular genetic study is begun; symbol P1.
sexual generation
production of a new organism from the zygote formed by the union of gametes.
spontaneous generation
the discredited concept of continuous generation of living organisms from nonliving matter.
generation time
1. in epidemiological terms the time required between infection occurring and the patient reaching full infectivity.
2. in histological terms the time required to complete one full cell cycle; average of 20 hours for mammalian cells.
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According to Nash (1971:237) alternate generation marriages, although never arranged, were permitted.
In Nagovisi the cyclical pattern created by alternate generation terms is paralleled by a system of personal names.
As in Nagovisi, alternate generation marriages are permitted: 'a man's preferred mates among his kinswomen (i.

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