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The formation or production of gametes.

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


(ˌɡæmɪtəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) or


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


(gəˌmi təˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌgæm ɪ-)

the development of gametes.
ga•me`to•gen′ic, gam•e•tog•e•nous (ˌgæm ɪˈtɒdʒ ə nəs) adj.
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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


n. gametogénesis, desarrollo de gametos.
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Two data sets were used, a detailed 4- and 5-mo study during the gametogenic period and a longer time series (26 mo) with fewer individuals.
The gametogenic cycle was asynchronous with continuous spawning except for December.
Higher levels of Chl-a and particulate organic matter corresponded to a period of gonadal rest in winter, during which the oyster increased its nutrient and energy reserves, which can be employed to start the gametogenic cycle.
Among gobiid species, the presence and spatial arrangement of differing gametogenic tissues within the gonad proper and the configuration of gonad-associated pAGS and/or AGS can vary considerably (Cole, 2010).
The particularity of this case resides in the fact that the left ovary whose ovulatory and gametogenic function has been inhibited by presence of the tumor mass, regained its activity in the first month after the laparoscopic removal of the cyst.
Protective effect of ascorbic acid on cyclophosphamide-induced testicular gametogenic and androgenic disorders in male rats.
It combines the gametogenic and steroidogenic functions in a unique manner (Longman).
were determined by assigning the numeric ranks 0-4 for each gametogenic stage (0=spent 1=early developing 2=nearly ripe 3=ripe 4=spawning).
capitata has been observed to spawn during the summer months (Heyward, 1986; Hunter, 1988; Kolinski and Cox, 2003; Padilla-Gamino and Gates, 2012); however, there is no information on the length of the gametogenic cycle or on seasonal spawning in single individuals.
2009b) examined gametogenesis hermaphroditism and gametogenic cycle of Anodonta gabilotia pseudodopsis.
The testosterone is produced by the leydig cells in response to LH secretion, which maintains gametogenic function of the testis.