- heterogamous state.
Origin of heterogamy
Examples from the Web for heterogamy
Historical Examples of heterogamy
Alterations in the position of the sexual organs are spoken of under the head of Heterogamy.
Other illustrations of a similar character are mentioned under the head of Heterogamy (p. 196).
Heterogamy: applied to those cases in which two sexual or a sexual and parthenogenetic generation alternate.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Another interesting type of heterogamy is that which has been long known in the Aphides.
The heterogamy of the allied Coccid is practically the same as that of the Aphid.
- The state or condition in which conjugating gametes are dissimilar in structure and size as well as in function.
- Alternation of sexual and parthenogenetic generations, as in the life cycles of some aphids.
- A reproductive system that is characterized by the fusion of gametes (called heterogametes) that are dissimilar in size and structure, such as the egg and sperm of animals.