Pseudomixis

pseudomixis

[¦süd·ō′mik·səs]
(biology)
Formation of an embryo from the fusion of vegetative cells instead of gametes. Also known as pseudogamy; somatogamy.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Pseudomixis

 

a special type of reproductive process in which fusion of two vegetative cells, morphologically undiffer-entiated according to sex, takes place. Pseudomixis characterizes many fungi.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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