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


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

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

See also: asexual reproduction

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