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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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Sexual reproduction in flowering plants is important to mankind as it produces the seeds that comprise most of our staple food.
In 2015, Noble Research Institute molecular mycologist Carolyn Young and Nikki Charlton, senior research associate, set out to determine whether pecan scab reproduces asexually or if it also uses sexual reproduction. The answer could help inform growers on when to spray and use other control methods.
Synopsis: For all his revolutionary insight into the fascinating processes of evolution so useful to current scientific research, health care, and technology, Charles Darwin never seriously confronted the crucial, insurmountable gap in his grand theory between asexual replication and sexual reproduction. Nor could Darwin's famed theory of natural selection have provided simultaneous on-time delivery of the first male/female pair of millions of sexually unique species required for evolutions bedrock premise of common descent a fundamental flaw fatal to the romanticized microbe-to-man Evolution Story.
Colonization ability is potentially enhanced because sexual reproduction occurs in the genus (Mladenov & Emson, 1990; O'Foighil & Smith, 1995) which may explain the ongoing presence of this species in Bermuda and other distant archipelagos.
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.
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.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40851-017-0063-x) study found.   
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).