- reproduction by gemmae.
Origin of gemmation
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By gemmation, or budding, somewhat after the manner of plants.The Ocean World:
Ignorant of the joys and cares of wedlock, he increases by gemmation.Prose Idylls
Gemmation is by far the most widely disseminated of the two.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)
Francis Maitland Balfour
Machinery Hall has illustrated, from its earliest days, the process of development by gemmation.
This is the process of generation by budding or gemmation, of which we spoke on a previous page.
- A form of fission in which the parent cell does not divide, but forms a bud-like cell that separates and begins an independent existence.budding bud fission
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