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asexual

1. having no apparent sex or sex organs
2. (of reproduction) not involving the fusion of male and female gametes, as in vegetative reproduction, fission, or budding

asexual

[ā′seksh·ə·wəl]
(biology)
Not involving sex.
Exhibiting absence of sex or of functional sex organs.
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The rarity of asexual reproduction among Mesocestoides tetrathyridia (Cestoda).
One might assume that the low level of sexual interest experienced by asexual individuals would be associated with a complete lack of or infrequent masturbation.
After sequencing the entire genomes of 11 sexual and asexual genotypes of Daphnia pulex, a model organism for the study of reproduction that is more commonly known as the water flea, the team discovered that every asexual genotype shared common combinations of alleles for two different chromosomes transmitted by asexual males without recombination.
By studying details in structures, the Tulasnes realized that at least some fungi sprouted more than one kind of reproductive "seed," as they called the sexual and asexual products.
HSDD is controversial in both feminist and asexual circles.
2010) from a single leg from 6 asexual females that had emerged from galls fitting the description of those induced by D.
While asexual communities and resources are burgeoning in the online world and, asexual voices are proliferating through networks of blogs and microblogs such as Twitter and Tumblr, the single largest and most well-known element of the large asexual community is the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN).
For example, sexual reproduction can destroy favorable allelic combinations during meiosis, and compared to asexual reproduction, sexually reproducing organisms only contribute half of their genetic material to offspring.
They were then able to confidently measure its activity and resulting telomere length and found that asexual worms dramatically increase the activity of this gene when they regenerate, allowing stem cells to maintain their telomeres as they divide to replace missing tissues.
1 include a late asexual form (schizont, dotted arrow) and an early gametocyte (black arrow), mature forms not usually seen in the peripheral blood.
By the same token, the phenomenon of asexual propagation is characterized by the transformation of a part of the parental organism into a new and independent organism.