budding


budding
budding [bud′iŋ]
n.
see BUD1, n. 3
a type of asexual reproduction in which a new individual or branch develops from an outgrowth on the body of a plant or certain lower animals

* * *

bud·ding (bŭdʹĭng) adj.
Being in an early developmental stage:

a gallery with the works of budding artists.

* * *

 in biology, a form of asexual reproduction in which a new individual develops from some generative anatomical point of the parent organism. In some species buds (bud) may be produced from almost any point of the body, but in many cases budding is restricted to specialized areas. The initial protuberance of proliferating cytoplasm or cells, the bud, eventually develops into an organism duplicating the parent. The new individual may separate to exist independently, or the buds may remain attached, forming aggregates or colonies. Budding is characteristic of a few unicellular organisms (e.g., certain bacteria, yeasts, and protozoans); however, a number of metazoan animals (e.g., certain cnidarian species) regularly reproduce by budding. In horticulture the term budding refers to a method of plant propagation in which a bud of the plant to be propagated is grafted onto the stem of another plant.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Budding — (also called burgeoning) is the formation of a new organism by the protrusion of part of another organism. This is very common in plants Fact|date=February 2008 and fungi, but may be found in some animals as well, such as the Hydra. Usually, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Budding — steht für: Karl Budding (1870–1942), deutscher Verwaltungsjurist Edwin Beard Budding (1795–1846), Erfinder des mechanischen Spindelmähers englisch für Knospung, Abschnürungsprozess der Virushülle …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • budding — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ beginning and showing signs of promise: their budding relationship …   English terms dictionary

  • Budding — Bud ding, n. 1. The act or process of producing buds. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) A process of asexual reproduction, in which a new organism or cell is formed by a protrusion of a portion of the animal or vegetable organism, the bud thus formed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • budding — budding. См. почкование. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • budding — index inchoate, incipient Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • budding — [adj] developing, flowering beginning, blossoming, burgeoning, bursting forth, embryonic, fledgling, fresh, germinal, germinating, growing, incipient, maturing, nascent, opening, potential, promising, pubescent, pullulating, shooting up,… …   New thesaurus

  • budding — [bud′iŋ] n. [see BUD1, n. 3] a type of asexual reproduction in which a new individual or branch develops from an outgrowth on the body of a plant or certain lower animals …   English World dictionary

  • budding — [[t]bʌ̱dɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n If you describe someone as, for example, a budding businessman or a budding artist, you mean that they are starting to succeed or become interested in business or art. The forum is now open to all budding… …   English dictionary

  • Budding — Bud Bud, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Budded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Budding}.] 1. To put forth or produce buds, as a plant; to grow, as a bud does, into a flower or shoot. [1913 Webster] 2. To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.