The 'reproduce' group
These verbs are concerned with the reproduction of living things including micro-organisms, or the spreading of computer viruses.
clone copy fertilize propagate replicate reproduce seed
These mites have no eyes, and no circulatory or respiratory system. They are mainly all female, cloning themselves by producing eggs which require no fertilisation.
Interestingly, in spite of the fact that these worms do have the ability to spread via email, they mainly propagate by copying themselves to all network resources accessible on the victim machine.
Slugs and snails are hermaphrodites but although they can fertilise themselves they rarely do.
Computer viruses no longer just replicate themselves, they evolve in much the same way that real ones do.
We are reproducing ourselves at such a rate that our sheer numbers threaten the ecology of the planet.
In early summer there's sweet rocket, a simple cottage garden flower that seeds itself year by year.