heterogamety


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heterogamety

(ˌhɛtərəʊˈɡæmətɪ)
n
(Biology) the condition or state of being heterogametic
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The independent origins of multiple sex chromosomes via centric fusion involving a cryptic Y chromosome in the widely divergent Megupsilon and Garmanella suggests that cryptic male heterogamety (XY) might have characterized the most-recent common ancestor of the Cyprinodontina.
Gender determination by heterogamety, XY (male heterogamety) or ZW (female heterogamety), is a well-known system involving 2 genetic factors (Yusa 2007).
Production of all female and sterile coho salmon, and experimental evidence for male heterogamety.
A detail to be noticed is that there was an apparent heteromorphy of pair 1 (Figure 1d), that initially led to suspect polymorphism or heterogamety.