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The term autogenous means "Produced independent from an external cause or influence." (See: wiltionary). In the context of perpetuate systems (including APM systems) "autogenous" refers to a sufficiently closed system that can self replicate.

Examples for autogenous systems:

In many cases it can be difficult to draw a line at which point something becomes dependent. That is at which point you consider the consumed goods prefabricated by external source. (Even atoms could be called prefabricated by stars)