metagenesis

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Synonyms for metagenesis

alternation of sexual and asexual generations

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He also states, "The thorny implications of the heterogony of ends were hardly noted by the evolutionists of differentiation because their optimism in respect of the philosophy of history has found expression in the belief in the immanent rationality of the highly differentiated social system as such" (90).
This suggests that despite the turbulence often associated with this type of environmental change, perceived and objective environmental heterogony may still be present, providing new opportunities for growth and change (Hambrick, 1983a; Kim and Lim, 1988).
Besbicus mirabilis Kinsey (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) undergoes alteration of generations, or heterogony, wherein progeny resemble their grandparents but not their parents.