Origin of asexual
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There is, however, one difference between beings produced sexually and asexually, which is very general.
Under such changed conditions a complex organism, if only asexually propagated, would become extinct.Darwinism (1889)
Alfred Russel Wallace
- having no apparent sex or sex organs
- (of reproduction) not involving the fusion of male and female gametes, as in vegetative reproduction, fission, or budding
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Word Origin and History for asexually
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- Having no evident sex or sex organs; sexless.
- Relating to, produced by, or involving reproduction that occurs without the union of male and female gametes, as in binary fission or budding.
- Lacking interest in or desire for sex.
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