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a cell capable of dividing to produce gametes, e.g., a spermatocyte or oocyte.

Synonym: gamont.

Origin: Gameto-_ g. Kytos, cell An immature animal or plant cell that develops into a gamete by meiosis.A cell that is about to undergo meiosis and turn into 4 gamete cells.

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Plasmodium lifecycle

Gametocyte is a gamete-producing cell. Macrogametocyte produces macrogamete or eggs, while microgametocyte produces flagellated microgamete or sperms. Fertilization generates zygote, which develops into worm-like called ookinete. ...

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by Dr.Stein
Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:03 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Plasmodium lifecycle
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