metagenesis


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metagenesis

 [met″ah-jen´ĕ-sis]
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.

metagenesis

(mĕt′ə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
Alternation of generations between sexual and asexual forms.

met′a·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
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Checkpoints in the life-cycle of Cassiopea andromeda: control of metagenesis and metamorphosis in a tropical jellyfish.