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Fragmentation

Definition

noun

(1) A form of asexual reproduction wherein a parent organism breaks into fragments, each capable of growing independently into a new organism.

(2) The breaking into smaller parts.


Supplement

This is exhibited by organisms such as annelid worms, sea stars, fungi and plants. In certain lichens, fragments are in the form of soredia containing fungal hyphae wrapped around the photobiont cells.


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See also: asexual reproduction


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