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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.
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gamete

a haploid germ cell, such as a spermatozoon or ovum, that fuses with another germ cell during fertilization
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The comparative analysis on diameters of gametic cell stages from diploid and tetraploid Catarina scallop indicated that cell size was significantly larger in tetraploids than in diploids for all oogenic and spermatogenic stages (Table 1), corroborating the microphotograph observations.
Here, we begin with the definition of gametic algebra [8].
For PHASE runs where site probabilities were less than 0.60 (excluding polymorphic sites unique to an individual), then cloning techniques were used to help resolve gametic phase by priming the PHASE algorithm.
The following examples could help to visualize this fact: whereas the average gametic chromosome number for angiosperms is n = 15.99, the mean for all homosporous ferns is n = 55.27 (Soltis & Soltis, 1990).
asterias based on genetic data, as well as gene flow in the form of gametic migration, and we examined genetic evidence for a recent reduction in size of populations.
Hemitripterids have internal gametic association with external fertilization as their mode of reproduction.
In literature, LD is also described as "gametic disequilibrium" (GD) or "gametic phase disequilibrium (GPD), describing the same non-rondom association of alleles in a population of unrelated individuals, assuming Hardy-Weinberg law (Jannink and Walsh, 2002).
In addition to the less computationally intensive alignment procedure and a higher sensitivity for detecting larger insertions or deletions (12), the use of a long-read NGS technology improves the direct observation of haplotype structures, because each NGS read displays the gametic phase directly.
Genetic structure studies of tree species have furthered our understanding of how population genetic architecture is produced by provided insights on patterns of gametic union, gene flow and genetic sub structuring of plant populations (Hamrick, 1989).