Then, again, a sexual generation reappears like the one long before vanished.
The phenomena of inheritance in the sexual generation of hybrids show this clearly.
In other cases (for instance, in the closely related doliolum) a sexual generation alternates with two (or more) neutral ones.
The unicellular spores when supplied with moisture germinate (fig. 12) and give rise to the sexual generation.
In contrast to the sexual generation this stage is called the spore-bearing generation (sporogonium, sporophyte).
On the crab being devoured by the right species of Cephalopod, the merozoites doubtless give rise to the sexual generation again.
Hence the minute processes of conception and sexual generation are of the first importance.
Plants that are reproduced asexually often appear to deteriorate after a few generations unless a sexual generation is introduced.
This reduced number is maintained throughout the development of the sexual generation.
The sexual generation of chain salps gives rise to forms which reproduce by buds.
sexual generation n.
Reproduction through the union of individuals, or the union of male and female germ cells.