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sexual reproduction

n
(Biology) reproduction involving the fusion of a male and female haploid gamete

sexual reproduction

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sexual reproduction

Reproduction involving the fusion of two gametes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sexual reproduction - reproduction involving the union or fusion of a male and a female gametesexual reproduction - reproduction involving the union or fusion of a male and a female gamete
amphimixis - union of sperm and egg in sexual reproduction
anisogamy - (biology) reproduction by the union or fusion of two differing gametes (especially differing in size)
isogamy - (biology) reproduction by the union or fusion of gametes of the same size and structure
reproduction - the process of generating offspring
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A voracious pest that mutated in a German aquarium and is marching around the world without the need for sexual reproduction may sound like science fiction, but a genetic study has revealed that a rapidly spreading all-female army of crayfish is descended from a single female and reproduces without any males.
She examines how humans exploit crabs, depend on them, and consider their welfare, discussing issues related to the species health of the horseshoe crab, their sexual reproduction, the use of their endotoxins, and global warming, site fidelity, and reclamation projects.
At least one measure of sexual reproduction was greater in habitats with bison for all six species.
6) Statistical and quantitative observations of individual mt- and pt-nuclei made it possible to study the dynamic behavior of organelle division during the cell cycle of non-sexual reproduction and to study cytoplasmic (maternal, paternal and biparental) inheritance of organelle genomes (DNAs) during sexual reproduction (Fig.
Hamilton, one major benefit of sexual reproduction is the ability to stay ahead of parasites.
Unusually, parthenogenesis was actually more common than sexual reproduction for cockroaches, the (http://zoologicalletters.
It is well established that incorrect repair of DNA breaks involving repetitive sequences during sexual reproduction causes a myriad of human congenital disorders.
SEX EDUCATION | BIRTH | PREGNANCY | FACTS OF LIFE | CONCEPTION | SEXUAL REPRODUCTION
Seeds with zygotic embryo are combination of sexual reproduction between two parents.
Asexual reproduction is considered important for colony expansion and maintenance (Longton 1976, 2006), while sexual reproduction is considered important for genetic diversity, providing for the potential of survival in changed conditions and development of new populations in a new ecology (Longton 2006).
However, in fish the advantage of triploids is that the energy for sexual reproduction is redirected to fish growth.
For the sexual reproduction experiment, about 30 pairs of newly emerged adults in each treatment were collected and each pair was placed in a glass tube (2.