plasmogamy


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plas·mog·a·my

 (plăz-mŏg′ə-mē)
n.
Fusion of the cytoplasms of two or more cells, as contrasted with fusion of the nuclei.
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plasmogamy

(plæzˈmɒɡəmɪ)
n
(Biology) biology the fusion of multiple cells without the fusion of their nuclei
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It is possible to cross two compatible and genetically distinctive monokaryotic hyphae (plasmogamy) and give rise to a fertile dikaryotic mycelia (Larraya et al.
The fusion of two compatible gametes occurs during plasmogamy, marking the beginning of the diploid phase.