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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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Understanding the factors that regulate sexual reproduction will enable this critical aspect of agricultural production to be engineered for increased productivity, without increasing arable land.
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.
The theory that sexual reproduction is healthier in the long run has been held by members of the scientific community but has not been proven until now.
Pollination is the transfer of pollen grains from the anthers (the male reproductive organs of flowers) to the stigmas (the female reproductive organs) to start the process of sexual reproduction.
Milner held that the European peoples were marching towards modern democracy by getting rid of genetic manipulation, sexual reproduction, artificial insemination and gender laws in modern times.
Geneticists long have bet on the success of sexual reproduction over asexual reproduction based, in a large part, on the process known as Muller's ratchet, the mechanism by which a genome accrues deleterious and irreversible mutations after the host organism has lost its ability to carry out the important gene-shuffling job of recombination.
Sex education is instructions on issues related to human sexuality including human anatomy, sexual reproduction, sexual activity, emotional relations and responsibilities, sexual abstinence and birth control.
Washington, Jan 06 ( ANI ): Researchers have discovered a 100-million-year old piece of amber which reveals the oldest evidence of sexual reproduction in a flowering plant- a cluster of 18 tiny flowers from the Cretaceous Period.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A 100-million-year old piece of amber has been discovered which reveals the oldest evidence of sexual reproduction in a flowering plant -- a cluster of 18 tiny flowers from the Cretaceous Period -- with one of them in the process of making some new seeds for the next generation.
Given the importance of sexual reproduction to the survival of a species, why do human SRY genes function so close to the boundary of infertility?
Should human science evolve beyond the necessity of sexual reproduction, gender (which, recall, is based on society assuming that one should take a particular role in sexual reproduction) would disappear and something else would have to take its place as the unifying factor among our diverse social roles.