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asexual

 [a-sek´shoo-al]
without sex; not pertaining to or involving sex.

a·sex·u·al

(ā-seks'yū-ăl),
1. Referring to reproduction without nuclear fusion in an organism.
2. Having no sexual desire or interest.
[G. a- priv. + sexual]

asexual

/asex·u·al/ (a-sek´shoo-al) having no sex; not sexual; not pertaining to sex.

asexual

(ā-sĕk′sho͞o-əl)
adj.
1. Having no evident sex or sex organs; sexless.
2. Relating to, produced by, or involving reproduction that occurs without the union of male and female gametes, as in binary fission or budding.
3. Relating to or being a person who does not experience sexual attraction.
n.
A person who does not experience sexual attraction.

a·sex′u·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
a·sex′u·al·ly adv.

asexual

[āsek′sho̅o̅·əl]
Etymology: Gk, a, not; L, sexus, male or female
1 not sexual.
2 pertaining to an organism that has no sexual organs.
3 pertaining to a process that is not sexual. asexuality, n.

asexual

adjective Referring to a lack of sexual interest.

noun A person with no interest in sexual activity.

asexual

adjective Sexless; occurring without sex; unrelated to sex

a·sex·u·al

(ā-sek'shū-ăl)
1. Referring to reproduction without nuclear fusion in an organism.
2. Having no sexual desire or interest.
[G. a- priv. + sexual]

asexual

Characterizing a simple form of binary, or budding, reproduction in which only a single individual organism is involved. Reproduction without male and female GAMETES.

a·sex·u·al

(ā-sek'shū-ăl)
1. Referring to reproduction without nuclear fusion in an organism.
2. Having no sexual desire or interest.
[G. a- priv. + sexual]

asexual

without sex; not pertaining to or involving sex.
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This was supported by failure to reproduce asexually in repeated laboratory infections of mice (Conn and Etges, 1984; McAllister and Conn 1990; McAllister et al.
DNA also lets mycologists position all those species on the fungal evolutionary tree, even if there's nothing more to go on than asexually reproducing fuzzes.
One of the major evolutionary explanations is genetic variation; given that an obligate, asexually reproducing population is destined to be a tip on the tree of life, the reshuffling of genetic material through sex helps maintain the raw material for selective processes and potential speciation (Muller 1964; Felsenstein 1974; Williams 1975; Bell 1982; Otto & Lenormand 2002; Melian et al.
Computer models helped demonstrate that the clonal spread mode of Posidonia oceanica, which as all other seagrasses can reproduce both sexually and asexually, allows them to spread and maintain highly competent clones over millennia, whereas even the most competent genotypes of organisms that can only reproduce sexually are lost at every generation.
But researchers studying a species of New Zealand snail that sometimes reproduces sexually and sometimes asexually have recently found evidence that the Red Queen effect exists.
Organisms that reproduce asexually do so by mitosis or cell division; that is, one individual cell divides into two identical copies.
I was sure the title was utter nonsense until one day, leafing through a dictionary, I noticed that the word schizont signified a cell formed asexually.
Over time, relations between Clefts and Squirts became less barbaric and mating was normalized; by then, the females had lost the ability to reproduce asexually.
Let's assume that your colony has made it this far and will build up quickly and strongly to do what is normal for them- reproduce, asexually, by swarming.
Stating that "scholars, like snails, reproduce asexually," Gow (history, U.
In parasites that only reproduce asexually the host in which the parasite spends the majority of its life cycle is also referred to as the definitive host.
62) Applicants also had to include an oath stating that: (1) they believed that the 'variety of plant had not been introduced to the public prior to the passage of the Act of May 23, 1930'; and (2) they had asexually reproduced the distinct and new variety of plant described in the annexed specification.