alternation of generations definition

  • noun:
    • The regular alternation of forms or of mode of reproduction into the life pattern of an organism, including the alternation between diploid and haploid stages, or between sexual and asexual reproductive cycles. Also called metagenesis, xenogenesis.
    • metagenesis
    • the alternation of several different forms inside life pattern of a plant or pet
    • the normal alternation of kinds or of mode of reproduction within the life pattern of an organism, such as the alternation between diploid and haploid phases, or between intimate and asexual reproductive cycles. Also known as metagenesis, xenogenesis.
    • metagenesis
    • the alternation of two or more variations into the life cycle of a plant or pet

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