- the fusion of two gametes of similar form, as in certain algae.
Origin of isogamy
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The gametes show every gradation from complete similarity (isogamy) to a condition like that of Cutleria.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
- (in some algae and fungi) sexual fusion of gametes of similar size and formCompare heterogamy (def. 1)
- Conjugation between gametes of equal size and structure, or between individual cells alike in all respects.
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- A reproductive system characterized by the fusion of gametes (called isogametes) that are not distinguished in size or structure. Isogamy is found in some algae and other protist groups. Compare heterogamy.
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