autogeny


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au·to·gen·e·sis

 (ô′tō-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs) also au·tog·e·ny (ô-tŏj′ə-nē)
au′to·ge·ne′tic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
au′to·ge·net′i·cal·ly adv.

autogeny, autogony

the spontaneous generation of an organism in an inorganic fluid medium. — autogenous, autogenic, autogonic, autogonous, adj.autogenously, autogonously, adv.
See also: Birth
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autogeny - a hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matterautogeny - a hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matter
organic phenomenon - (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
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Most females require a blood meal for egg production, although autogeny has been documented in several species (Rockel 1969; Anderson 1971; Burger & Lake 1980).
It was observed that females fed only on sugar also produced offsprings indicating autogeny in this Egyptian species as previously reported (16,17) depending on the availability of a suitable blood meal similar to the Tunisian and other strains (18,19), however, oocyte maturation is usually concordant with the digestion of a blood meal.
The morphological evolution of Athericidae relative to autogeny, haematophagy and habitat.