vegetative reproduction


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a·sex·u·al re·pro·duc·tion

reproduction other than by union of male and female sex cells.
Synonym(s): agamogenesis, agamogony

vegetative reproduction

see VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION.
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The lack of plasticity in vegetative reproduction despite other changes in growth could indicate vegetative reproduction may be more affected by species-specific constraints than by environment or changes in plant size.
Vegetative reproduction by small plantlets (propagula) on ventral leaf surfaces.
Vegetative Reproduction. Under both stresses, vegetative reproductive indices were all markedly lower as the concentration increased (P < 0.05; Figure 1 and Table 1).
Some vegetative rosettes (20 of 120, 17%) had [greater than or equal to] 5 cladodes the first year they were seen, because fission is scored as vegetative reproduction. No seedling was seen with five cladodes before it had lived 3 years.
Hence, it is highly probable that the clumps collected by Soltis et al (1987) represented closest relatives because the vegetative reproduction is most frequent that the sexual reproduction in this epiphyte.
repens over a wide geographical range could reveal correlations among cytotypes and self compatibility, vegetative reproduction, and morphological features.
Although most vegetative reproduction occurs by budding from the parent stem or from rhizomes or stolons, some plants are capable of vegetatively (asexually) reproducing via modified leaves.
It reproduces both sexually and asexually and usually observed forming dense mats on the water surface, a condition favoured by the plant's vegetative reproduction coupled with ability for rapid growth (Lallana 1989).
We also ascertain the relationship between age of maturity and life span in herbaceous perennials with vegetative reproduction compared with those without it.
By enlarging the clone, growth and vegetative reproduction pay off at the end of the season, provided the ramets and the genet survive until then.
The majority of these varieties can only be reproduced by vegetative reproduction, such as cuttings, as seeds do not breed true and often the exact parentage is unknown - Leyland Cypress being a common example.
Vegetative reproduction, clonal spread, and histocompatibility in a Caribbean gorgonian.