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gamete

(găm`ēt): see reproductionreproduction,
capacity of all living systems to give rise to new systems similar to themselves. The term reproduction may refer to this power of self-duplication of a single cell or a multicellular animal or plant organism.
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gamete

[′ga‚mēt]
(biology)
A cell which participates in fertilization and development of a new organism. Also known as germ cell; sex cell.

gamete

a haploid germ cell, such as a spermatozoon or ovum, that fuses with another germ cell during fertilization
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Factors affecting interspecific hybrid fertilization are not completely understood for the genus Crassostrea, but include gametic compatibility, gamete longevity, and sperm density (Banks et al.
Equilibrium in genotypic frequencies when considering jointly two SNP was tested by the [chi square] test of expected and observed frequencies of gametic types.
Haplobiontic, Diploid: gametophyte only, but the gametophyte is diploid and meiosis is gametic (e.
Gametic disequilibrium analysis as a means of identifying mixtures of salmon populations.
Organs, tissues, gametic materials, and cells provide real, practical, even life-saving benefits, and society acknowledges this by sanctioning various modes of acqusition, including gifts and donations (organ, marrow, blood), sales (hair, sperm, blood), or abandonment (tissue excised during surgery).
2002) extended the method of Dekkers and van Arendonk (1998) to selection programs with different selection strategies for males and females, maximizing a weighted combination of short and longer term responses, and to multiple identified QTL, allowing for non-additive effects at the QTL, including dominance, epistasis and gametic imprinting.
In addition, the entire region is subject to gametic imprinting such that particular genes within the critical interval are expressed exclusively from the chromosome contributed by a specific parent.
Joinvillea and Anomochloa share the gametic chromosome number of n = 18 (Hunziker, 1989), and Flagellaria, Diarrhena, and Miscanthus Andersson share the gametic chromosome number n = 19, but it is not clear if these are base numbers.
Their position is that IVF should be provided only in publicly operated clinics or hospitals, and only for married couples who provide gametic materials.
The European flat oyster is a larviparous, protandric hermaphrodite wherein asynchronous spawns and variable sex ratios can lead to loss of genetic diversity and inbreeding depression within hatchery populations as a result of disproportionate gametic contributions in mass matings.
Triploid lion-paw scallop (Nodipecten subnodosus Sowerby): growth, gametogenesis, and gametic cell frequencies when grown at a high food availability site.