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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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Since we had not observed free microgametes and the oocysts did not sporulate, we assume no fertilization of the macrogamete took place.
PMI- emerging microgamete. newly- formed microgametes are surrounded by pellicle (arrowhead).
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.
microgametogenesis: Production of microgametes (small gametes) from microspores in the anthers of flowering plants.
vivax orthologs expressed on both macrogametes and microgametes (Annexures 1 and 2).
Others undergo multiple fission inside cells, forming microgametocytes containing 16 nonflagellated microgametes. Microgametes rupture from the microgametocyte and penetrate macrogametes forming a zygote (fusion of gametes).