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ga·me·to·gen·e·sis

 (gə-mē′tə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
The formation or production of gametes.

ga·me′to·gen′ic, gam′e·tog′e·nous (găm′ĭ-tŏj′ə-nəs) adj.

gametogenesis

(ˌɡæmɪtəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) or

gametogeny

n
(Biology) the formation and maturation of gametes. See also spermatogenesis, oogenesis
ˌgametoˈgenic, ˌgameˈtogenous adj

gam•e•to•gen•e•sis

(gəˌmi təˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌgæm ɪ-)

n.
the development of gametes.
[1895–1900]
ga•me`to•gen′ic, gam•e•tog•e•nous (ˌgæm ɪˈtɒdʒ ə nəs) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gametogenesis - the development and maturation of sex cells through meiosis
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
oogenesis - development of ova
spermatogenesis - development of spermatozoa
Translations

gam·e·to·gen·e·sis

n. gametogénesis, desarrollo de gametos.
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These results are in accordance with the reported temperatures of minimum 8-12[degrees]C required for gametogenic activity (Xie & Burnell 1994, Delgado & Perez-Camacho 2007, Dang et al.
Age and growth of Chamelea gallina from the Alvarge Coast (Southern Portugal): Influence of seawater temperature and gametogenic cycle on growth rate.
Gametogenic cycle of sea scallops (Placopecten magellanicus (Gmelin, 1791) in the mid-Atlantic Bight.
Morphometric relationships, gametogenic development and spawning of the geoduck clam Panopea globosa (Bivalvia: Hiatellidae) in the central Gulf of California.
Temporal and spatial effects of tidal exposure on the gametogenic cycle of the northern quahog, Mercenaria mercenaria.
Morphometric relationships, gametogenic development and spawning of the geoduck Panopea globosa (Bivalvia: Hiatellidae) in the central Gulf of California.
ABSTRACT Fecundity, condition index, and gametogenic development of the Manila clam Ruditapes philippinarum were quantified at 2 sites on the intertidal fishing grounds of the Akkeshi-ko estuary, Hokkaido, Japan.
Mean oocyte diameter was graphed by month to identify gametogenic patterns.
Environmental fluctuations in total chlorophyll are the regulating factors for gametogenic activity, rather than latitudinal temperature variations.
In 2011, oysters were in early gametogenic development on May 3, but many were mature and beginning to spawn by May 17, and gradual spawning continued without a dramatic peak and recovery at least through the end of sampling on July 19.