Homogametic - definition of homogametic by The Free Dictionary
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Related to homogametic: homogametic embryo
Producing gametes that contain only one type of sex chromosome.
denoting the sex that possesses two similar sex chromosomes. In humans and many other mammals it is the female sex, possessing two X-chromosomes. Compare heterogametic
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When two bands of PCR product (397 pb and 202 pb) were observed, than a heterogametic (W and Z chromosomes) female sex was recorded, whereas one band (397 pb) indicated a homogametic
(Z chromosome only) male sex.
Previous studies on fluted pumpkin reported an XY system of sex chromosomes with homogametic
XX female and heterogametic XY male .
For Hinaidori, only male samples were checked because the Hinaidori-specific SNP was positioned on chromosome Z and, in the chicken, females are the heterogametic (ZW) and males are homogametic