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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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A plant patent is granted by the Government to an inventor (or the inventor's heirs or assigns) who has invented or discovered and asexually reproduced a distinct and new variety of plant .
1970) that asexually reproducing tetrathyridia occur naturally in deer mice.
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.
Reproducing them asexually means that for example, all Cavendish are identical to the plant brought to the Caribbean 100 years ago.
When the females reproduce asexually, they give birth to live females, but they lay eggs when they reproduce sexually.
Common salvinia reproduces asexually from small plant fragments, and like many aquatic invasive plants spreads easily through boat movement (Johnstone et al.
Ancient giant Posidonia oceanica reproduces asexually, generating clones of itself.
Is the secret to survival being able to asexually reproduce?
They interact with a visualization that enables them to decide the traits of two "sea monkeys," which are capable of reproducing either sexually or asexually and then create offspring from one or two parents.
There is also a Design Patent that covers the appearance of a product and not how the product operates, and there are Plant Patents that cover asexually reproduced vegetables, fruits, trees and other botanical species.
They reproduce asexually through internal septation and release the endospores when the parent cell ruptures.