Karyogamy - definition of karyogamy by The Free Dictionary
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The coming together and fusing of cell nuclei, as in fertilization.
(Biology) biology the fusion of two gametic nuclei during fertilization
n. cariogamía, conjugación celular con unión de dos núcleos.
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In our study, we propose that the concentration of some components in specific morphological parts (i.e., pilei) of the mushroom is related to biochemical processes involved in the reproduction of fungi, mainly formation and maturation of the spores (events of karyogamy
, meiosis, and sporogenesis).
(1989 KAR2, a karyogamy
gene, is the yeast homolog of the mammalian BiP/GRP78 gene.
For example, in fish, gynogenesis, androgenesis, or karyogamy
may result from heterospecific insemination (Chevassus 1983).