homogametic sex

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homogametic sex

[¦hä·mō·gə¦med·ik ′seks]
(genetics)
The sex that produces one type of gamete with respect to sex chromosome content, such as female mammals and male birds.
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This may be due to the sex in papaya which is determined by a single gene with three alleles, in which males and hermaphrodites are heterogametic, while females are homogametic [24, 25].