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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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Asexual reproduction through seeds occurs naturally in many plant species, but not in the important crop species.
"In society, there is a wider expectation that we will have sex so it can be quite hard for an asexual person - it makes you feel like an alien in your own community."
He said it is hard to know how many asexual people there are, as there isn't enough research about it.
I honest to God thought, 'Is this what it's like to be asexual?' I was just not attracted to people," she revealed.
Millions worldwide may be asexual. Yet, asexuality remains the "invisible orientation," largely unknown and misunderstood, even among therapists.
I don't believe she is unusual or unhealthy or asexual. I felt the same way in my 20s and still do in my 60s.
Conn (1990) stated that asexual reproduction was confirmed by continual propagation of laboratory clones only in tetrathyridia isolated from lizards, as reported by Specht and Voge (1965).
Self-identified asexual individuals were compared to sexual individuals with and without low sexual desire.
Geneticists long have bet on the success of sexual reproduction over asexual reproduction based, in a large part, on the process known as Muller's ratchet, the mechanism by which a genome accrues deleterious and irreversible mutations after the host organism has lost its ability to carry out the important gene-shuffling job of recombination.
In fact, it soon became standard mycological practice to name many species twice--once for the sexual form, once for the asexual one.
practices and expectations--our cultural laws--look to asexual eyes?