microgamete

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microgamete

[¦mī·krō′ga‚mēt]
(biology)
The smaller, or male gamete produced by heterogametic species.
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Eukaryotic sex can take place between mating types in isogametic species which lack the differentiation between microgametes or sperm and macrogametes or eggs, the distinction which defines male and female (or their functions in hermaphrodites).
microgametogenesis: Production of microgametes (small gametes) from microspores in the anthers of flowering plants.
vivax orthologs expressed on both macrogametes and microgametes (Annexures 1 and 2).