amphimixis


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amphimixis

[‚am·fə′mik·səs]
(physiology)
The union of egg and sperm in sexual reproduction.
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Other key topics include reproduction, renewal, propagation, amphimixis, apomixis, reproductive effort, reproductive success, potential seed productivity, and real seed productivity.
The sperm aster was significantly smaller than the spindle associated with the female pronucleus, suggesting a reduced role for the sperm aster in amphimixis.