homogametic sex


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homogametic sex

the sex that contains in its nuclei similar sex chromosomes (e.g. XX) and produces gametes all with the same type of SEX CHROMOSOME. Compare HETEROGAMETIC SEX.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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To date, all the mapping studies have confirmed that the female willows are the heterogametic gender, while the males are the homogametic sex, suggesting a ZW sex determination system in willows, and the gender locus is consistently mapped to the centromeric region on willow's chromosome XV [38-40].
In avians, male homogametic sex (ZZ), the gonads develop symmetrically, whereas female heterogametic sex (ZW), the gonads develop asymmetrically- only the left side develops into a functional ovary (Romanoff, 1960).
chinensis through synaptonemal complex (SC) analysis, which suggested that the male shrimp might be the homogametic sex [12].