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Interval spanning between birth or equivalent and reproductive formation by that organism of progeny.
Generation time in many organisms can vary since the timing of reproduction both can vary, i.e., in terms of organism age of reproduction, and many organisms reproduce more than once over their ().
In bacteria, generation time is from the point of completion of binary fission to the subsequent point of completion of binary fission.
All else held constant, the shorter a species generation time then the faster its .