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syngamy

 [sing´gah-me]
a method of reproduction in which two individuals (gametes) unite permanently and their nuclei fuse; sexual reproduction.

syn·ga·my

(sin'gă-mē),
Conjugation of the gametes in fertilization.
[syn- + G. gamos, marriage]

syngamy

/syn·ga·my/ (sing´gah-me)
2. the union of two gametes to form a zygote in fertilization.syn´gamous

syngamy

(sĭng′gə-mē)
n.
The fusion of two gametes in fertilization.

syn·gam′ic (sĭn-găm′ĭk), syn′ga·mous (sĭng′gə-məs) adj.

syn·ga·my

(sin'gă-mē)
Union of the male and female gametes.
[syn- + G. gamos, marriage]

syngamy

The fusion of two GAMETES. Sexual reproduction.

syngamy

the fusion of gametes.

syngamy

a method of reproduction in which two individuals (gametes) unite permanently and their nuclei fuse; sexual reproduction. A common form of reproduction in protozoa.
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Trounson has therefore proposed fertilizing ova and examining them before syngamy has taken place.
In October 1987 the Victorian Parliament resolved this impasee by amending the 1984 legislation to allow research on specially created fertilized ova up until the time of syngamy.
These include 1) the cortical reaction, 2) completion of meiosis 2 with extrusion of the second polar body, and 3) formation of pronucleus and syngamy.
The Ascaris-type fertilization process is characterized by (1) overlap of late oogenic and early fertilization events and (2) syngamy at the onset of the first mitotic division of the zygote, without the fusion of male and female pro-nuclei to form a zygote nucleus (Wilson, 1925; Longo, 1987).
Second, the time elapsed since syngamy may be an important regulatory signal.
If the protoplasts were from haploid cells (as from anther or ovule culture), new diploid cells could be produced in a sort of artificial syngamy (parasexual or somatic hybridization).
For Noonan the clearest distinction between the human and nonhuman occurs at syngamy.
A most important consequence of sexual reproduction is the generation of novel diploid genomes through syngamy of two haploid, meiotically recombined gametes.
Syngamy The process by which a sperm and oocyte conjugate.
Generations are nonoverlapping and syngamy (fusion of gametes) is synchronized, as would result from selection to maximize fertilization success.