protogyny


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Related to protogyny: protandry

protogyny

see protandry.

protandry, protogyny

a state of hermaphroditism in which the male gonad matures before the female gonad.
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protogyny, duodichogamy, and heterodichogamy), but we did not consider interfloral patterns of dichogamy because we could not a priori determine if these patterns functioned as an outbreeding device or if the pattern arose as a consequence of resource allocation.
However, the sex allocation pattern of various populations of spotted sand bass appear to vary from functional gonochorism to strict protogyny (Hovey and Allen 2000; Hovey et al.
The emergence patterns of males and females were strikingly similar, with no evidence for protandry or protogyny.
Late gonochorism, protandry, protogyny, and hermaphroditism are the recognized reproductive styles of sparids (Smale, 1988; Buxton and Garratt, 1990).
Protandry was found mainly among members of Asteraceae, Campanulaceae, and Gunneraceae, with protogyny among the genera Drimys, Eryngium, Loctoris, Myrceugenia, and Plantago.
We focus on protogyny for this article because numerous protogynous species are commercially important, namely red porgy (Pagrus pagrus), gag grouper (Mycteroperca microlepis), and California sheephead (Scmicossyphus pulcher).