Agamogenesis

Definition

noun

An asexual reproduction without the fusion of gametes, or that does not involve a male gamete.


Supplement

Examples of agamogenesis are parthenogenesis and apomixis (or gametophytic apomixis).


Word origin: a- (absence, lacking) + gamo- » (gamete) + genesis Latin, from Greek (birth, origin).

See also: asexual reproduction

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Agamogenesis&oldid=95849"
First | Previous (Agalmatolite) | Next (Agamospecies) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.