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(biology) The act or process of fertilization by which a new organism is produced from the physical union of male and female gametes.

(agriculture) Making the land or soil fertile, such as by applying fertilizer or manure so to increase or improve crop yield.


Word origin: Latin fécundātus, made fruitful, fertilized (ptp. of fécundāre).

Related forms: fecundate, fecundify (verb).

Synonym: fertilization, syngamy.

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... get, via byte, in the body ofthe mosquito, rezist the mosquito's digestive juice, turn into macrogamets and microgamets(the last mobile), after fecundation takes place, the zygote is formed, that is called oocynet(becuase it can move like an amoeba). This guy walks through the the intestinal ...

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by MrMistery
Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:24 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Outline for Malaria powerpoint on Ecology and transmission
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The chicken, like all birds have internal fecundation. After fertilisation, the zygote forms. In the animal kingdome, the zygote is almost always surreuded by a nutrtive substance called vitelus. There is a lot of vitelus in the chicken egg(practically ...

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by MrMistery
Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
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That is true. Also, Briophites are dependent on water for fecundation. But the main reason is the lack of vascular tissues

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by MrMistery
Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Bryophytes
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fertilization in lower crustaceans

All crustacians, big and small, evolved and primitive have internal fecundation- eggs feritilez internally Regards Andrew

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by MrMistery
Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:08 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: fertilization in lower crustaceans
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