Heterogamety | definition of heterogamety by Medical dictionary
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production of unlike gametes; said especially of the human male, who produces two types of sperm, one containing the x chromosome and the other containing the y chromosome. adj., adj heterogamet´ic.
heterogamety /het·ero·gam·e·ty/ (-gam´ĕ-te) the production of unlike gametes by an individual of one sex, as the production of X- and Y-bearing gametes by the human male.
production by an individual of one sex (as the human male) of unlike gametes with respect to the sex chromosomes.
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Production of all-female and sterile coho salmon and experimental evidence for male heterogamety
Studies of mating signals in birds will be instructive as to whether this discrepancy is specific to Lepidoptera or a consequence of female heterogamety
Production of all-female and sterile coho salmon, and experimental evidence for male heterogamety
This pattern would appear to corroborate the postulate of Hurst and Pomiankowski (1991) that cytoplasmic elements are responsible in cases in which hybrid breakdown is limited to males but not linked to heterogamety
Multiple-chromosomal sex determining systems and male heterogamety
have been documented for several other cypridid species including sexual populations of C.