heteromorphic


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heteromorphic

, heteromorphous Biology
1. differing from the normal form in size, shape, and function
2. (of pairs of homologous chromosomes) differing from each other in size or form
3. (esp of insects) having different forms at different stages of the life cycle

heteromorphic

[¦hed·ə·rō′mȯr·fik]
(cell and molecular biology)
Having synoptic or sex chromosomes that differ in size or form.
(medicine)
Differing from the normal in size or morphology.
(zoology)
Having a different form at each stage of the life history.
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Diaspore dispersal ability and degree of dormancy in heteromorphic species of cold deserts of northwest China: a review.
B) MN82943, with 2n=62, FN=99, with 19 pairs of biarmed and 10 pairs of acrocentric chromosomes, and a heteromorphic pair of small chromosomes; female individual, X chromosome as a medium autosomal.
The largest autosomal pair is always heteromorphic (submetacentric/subtelocentric) and both homologous autosomes differ distinctly in their size.
Karyotype (2n= 54, XY) with 17 pairs of acrocentric and nine pairs of metacentric/submetacentric chromosomes, and an acrocentric heteromorphic sexual pair (Oliveira et al., 2012a).
Dilla is a thick fiber of heteromorphic section with 16 dtex, and the nonwovens offer superior breath-ability and rigidness, while heat resistance and intensity are high.
Stomatochroon"s life history consists of an alternation of heteromorphic generations (Thompson and Wujek, 1997).
The fire ant social chromosome thus offers a unique opportunity to gain novel insights on supergene evolution, evolution of heteromorphic chromosomes and the evolutionary transitions in social organisation.
Histopathologic analysis identified a few chondrocytes embedded in an abundant myxoid matrix and heteromorphic nuclei (figure 3).
The heteromorphic life history of Chlorochytrium inclusum and Spongomorpha congregata includes a unicellular, putative diploid state that is a common endophyte in the outer cortex of boreal Furcellaria lumbricalis and foliose red algae, including Dilsea socialis (Jonsson, 1962; Kornmann, 1964, 1972; Jaasund 1965; Chihara, 1969; Hudson, 1974).
There are two types of sex chromosomes [2]: homomorphic sex chromosomes, in which the sex chromosomes are morphologically indistinguishable from autosomes and heteromorphic sex chromosomes, which can be discriminated in cytological analyses.
Ronce, "Phenotypic plasticity for dispersal ability in the seed heteromorphic Crepis sancta (Asteraceae)," Oikos, vol.