microgamete


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microgamete

 [mi″kro-gam´ēt]
1. the smaller, actively motile male gamete that fertilizes the female gamete (macrogamete) in sexual reproduction.
2. the smaller of two types of malarial parasites; see gamete (def. 2).

mi·cro·ga·mete

(mī'krō-gam'ēt),
The male element in anisogamy, or conjugation of cells of unequal size; it is the smaller of the two cells and actively motile.
[micro- + G. gametēs, husband]

microgamete

(mī′krō-găm′ēt′, -gə-mēt′)
n.
The smaller of two conjugating gametes in an anisogamous organism.

microgamete

The smaller (male) of the two motile conjugating gametes in the sexual cycle of Plasmodium spp, which fertilises the macrogamete (female) during the insect phase of the plasmodial life cycle.

mi·cro·ga·mete

(mī'krō-gam'ēt)
The male element in anisogamy, or conjugation of cells of unequal size; it is the smaller of the two cells and actively motile.
[micro- + G. gametēs, husband]

microgamete

1. The male sex cell or spermatozoon. The OVUM is the macrogamete.
2. The motile male sex cell of the malarial parasite.

microgamete

the smaller of two gametes. It is usually motile and called the male.
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Microgamonts with peripherally arranged nuclei measured approximately 20.3 - 19.5 x 15.5 -16.5 and were estimated to produce over 50 microgametes per section (Fig.
vivax orthologs expressed on both macrogametes and microgametes (Annexures 1 and 2).
Several stages were detected: trophozoites, sporocysts, and gamonts containing macrogametes or microgametes. Given the presence of multiple stages at the same time, the entire life cycle of the parasite is assumed to occur within the same host and tissue.
4b, c) producing macrogametes or microgametes were uncommon.
Upon fertilization of the macrogamonts by the microgametes, oocysts develop and sporulate in the infected host.
Microgamonts or free microgametes were not identified with certainty in the cell culture.
In the mature macrogamont, the nucleus develops funnel-formed extensions into the cell wall (wall-forming bodies II), through which microgametes can penetrate.