homogametic


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homogametic

 [ho″mo-gah-met´ik]
having only one kind of gamete with respect to the sex chromosomes, as in the human female, all of whose ova contain only the X chromosome.

ho·mo·ga·met·ic

(hō'mō-gă-met'ik),
Producing only one type of gamete with respect to sex chromosomes; in humans and most animals, the female is homogametic.
Synonym(s): monogametic
[homo- + G. gametikos, connubial]

homogametic

/ho·mo·ga·met·ic/ (-gah-met´ik) pertaining to production of gametes containing only one kind of sex chromosome, as in the human female.

homogametic

(hō′mō-gə-mĕt′ĭk)
adj.
Producing gametes that contain only one type of sex chromosome.

homogametic

[hō′mōgamet′ik]
Etymology: Gk, homos + gamete, spouse
pertaining to the sex that produces gametes of only one kind, in terms of their sex chromosomes. In human beings, the female is the homogametic sex.

ho·mo·ga·met·ic

(hō'mō-gă-met'ik)
Producing only one type of gamete with respect to sex chromosomes; in humans and most animals, the female is homogametic.
Synonym(s): monogametic.
[homo- + G. gametikos, connubial]

homogametic

the sex which produces only one kind of sex chromosome, i.e. females in all mammals.
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We have investigated the effect of sex chromosome constitution on preimplantation development in embryo progeny from homogametic and heterogametic females.
Homogametic--Refers to the particular sex of the species that possesses two of the same kind of sex chromosome such that only one kind of gamete can be produced with respect to the kinds of sex chromosomes it contains; in mammals, the female is the homogametic sex (XX).
When both loci are autosomal, or when all sampled individuals are of the homogametic sex, then this method reduces to the form given in Hill (1974).
Although Haldane's rule applies to asymmetrical sterility or viability between homogametic and heterogametic hybrids in most diploid species, it is not directly relevant to species with other sex determination systems simply because they lack sex chromosomes and a heterogametic sex.
Haldane (1922) observed that when hybridization occurs between different animal races, the heterogametic sex more often suffers reduced survivorship or fertility than the homogametic sex.
vanbrunti produced rates of fertilization almost equal to those involving homogametic crosses, and that sperm of E.
In this, he has ignored that we employed homogametic controls performed with gametes from the same animals in the same concentration as those of heterogametic ones, and that we excluded any experiments that gave us less than 70% of cleaving eggs in either of the two homogametic crosses.