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Syngamy

Definition

noun

The fusion of gametes resulting in the formation of a zygote, which develops into a new organism.


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Word origin: Greek, comb. form repr. sýn, with, together with + -gamía, act of marrying.

Related forms: syngamic, syngamous (adjective).

Synonym: fertilization, fecundation.


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What is the difference between syngamy and meiosis

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by Ned32
Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:16 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Reproduction
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Views: 2057

can anyone explain me double fertilization in plants?pls ans

... "sure" that this waste of energy is profitable. apart from egg and the polar nuclei there are 3 more nuclei. what happens to themafter syngamy? Those nuclei are called antipodals and they abort during development of macrogametophyte or after it. They don't play any role anyway. I don't ...

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by SU_reptile
Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:28 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: can anyone explain me double fertilization in plants?pls ans
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Views: 5656

can anyone explain me double fertilization in plants?pls ans

... in plants. what is the benifit of double fertilization? apart from egg and the polar nuclei there are 3 more nuclei. what happens to themafter syngamy? pls some one ans me fast!!

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by portdoors
Thu Nov 02, 2006 4:00 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: can anyone explain me double fertilization in plants?pls ans
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Views: 5656

Sexual reproduction

The possible types of chromosomal combinations resulted from a fertilization/syngamy without considering crossing over are equal to the n'th power of 4 [ n is the no. homologous chromosome pairs in a diploid cell] For humans it is 4 raised to the power 23 multiplied ...

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by 2810712
Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:53 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sexual reproduction
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Views: 3085


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