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alternation in regular sequence of asexual and sexual methods of reproduction in the same species, as in certain fungi. Called also alternation of generations and heterogenesis.
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Alternation of generations between sexual and asexual forms.
met′a·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
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