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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.
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(ˌɡæmɪtəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) or


(Biology) the formation and maturation of gametes. See also spermatogenesis, oogenesis
ˌgametoˈgenic, ˌgameˈtogenous adj
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(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
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n. gametogénesis, desarrollo de gametos.
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New technologies include gametogenesis, in which any tissue from a human body can be converted into artificial gametes that could create an embryo.
limbatus presentan el aspecto caracteristico de celulas metabolicamente activas y altamente sintetizadoras, pero que al no ser liberados durante el desove, pueden ser reabsorbidos como resultado de un proceso fisiologico que permite aprovechar los nutrientes acumulados durante el proceso de gametogenesis. Esta descripcion ultraestructural sirve como linea base para futuras comparaciones con organismos expuestos a condiciones desfavorables.
Orton (1920) proposed that change in seawater temperature is the most important exogenous factor regulating reproduction in marine bivalves and that each species has a threshold water temperature, which must be attained before gametogenesis is initiated.
Day 3 will also witness the participation of Dr Henning Horn, assistant professor at CHLS, in a session titled The LINC Complex is Essential for Gametogenesis, which will discuss the characterisation of recently discovered mutations that are linked to male infertility.
Gametogenesis leading to gamete release typically follows seasonal and/ or monthly cycles in low latitudes (Mercier, Ycaza, & Hamel, 2007; Leite-Castro et al., 2016), whereas it generally occurs annually, towards spring and early summer spawning in higher latitudes (e.g.
"If an affected cell cannot survive gametogenesis, fertilization, or survive early development, this generates Happle-type mosaicism," explained Dr.
This finding indicates the effect of parental lifestyle and nutrition on gametogenesis and reprogramming in the early developmental periods.
Steroid hormones play a key role in gametogenesis, regulation of reproductive behavior and development of secondary sexual characteristics (Aida, 1988; Nagahama, 1994; Schulz & Miura, 2002; Yaron et al., 2003).
At the age of 4 years, the individuals were at early maturation stage, undergoing gametogenesis. Females had previtellogenic oocytes, while males presented primary spermatocytes.
Speaking about this, Dr Hrishikesh D Pai, Director IVF & Infertility at Fortis La Femme Hospital, Delhi & Secretary General of the Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Societies of India said, "Air pollutants cause defects during gametogenesis leading to a drop in reproductive capacities in exposed populations (both human and animals).
"This is a huge project and when succeeded, that means the UAE has been involved in the most advanced research, which will change the lives of millions of people globally," said Dr Braulio Peramo Moya, chairman of the First World Congress in Artificial Gametogenesis.
Summary: Artificial gametogenesis could provide couples with new method of conceiving children