Reproduction by the same process in succeeding generations. Homogenesis is in contrast to alternation of generations, which occurs for example in plants. Humans engage in homogenetic reproduction.


From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

Ho`mo*gen"e*sis (?), n. [Homo- + genesis.] Biol.

That method of reproduction in which the successive generations are alike, the offspring, either animal or plant, running through the same cycle of existence as the parent; gamogenesis; -- opposed to heterogenesis.

 

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