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embryogenesis

Syllabification: em·bry·o·gen·e·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌembrēōˈjenəsəs
 
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Definition of embryogenesis in English:

noun

Biology
The formation and development of an embryo.
Example sentences
  • The numbers of explants showing germination of zygotic embryos, callus formation and somatic embryogenesis were recorded every 4 weeks.
  • Asexual embryogenesis and plantlet development in anther cultures of Cucumis sativus L. have been reported.
  • Barley androgenesis is a suitable model system to study plant embryogenesis, as embryo development can easily be monitored in vitro.

Derivatives

embryogenetic

1
Pronunciation: /-jəˈnetik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The embryogenetic process allows the formation of a well-differentiated embryonic axis, surrounded by a single massive cotyledon, the scutellum.
  • The presence of a split cord malformation in a patient with Currarino's triad suggests that the two disorders share a common embryogenetic pathway.
  • A review concerning some embryogenetic aspects of the cardiac outflow tract is presented.

embryogenic

2
Pronunciation: /-ˈjenik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The large body of previous tissue culture experiments emphasized the pivotal role of auxin-activated cell division in induction of an embryogenic state in cultured somatic cells.
  • Furthermore, both embryogenic cell lines growing on maturation medium with either added ACC or ethylene exhibited a brown colour in contrast to those growing on the control medium.
  • This hypothesis is further supported by the fact that proteolytic genes are activated prior to cell division-related genes during acquisition of embryogenic potential in somatic embryogenesis.

embryogeny

3
Pronunciation: /ˌembrēˈäjənē/
noun
Example sentences
  • At the end of late embryogeny, somatic embryos were already differentiated, and the width of the embryo approximated its length.
  • In animals, well-studied examples of the coenocytic state are found in oogenesis and in the early embryogeny of Drosophila.
  • In all the Archegoniate (including the majority of gymnosperms) fertilization and the first critical phases of embryogeny occur within the shelter provided by the archegonium and the adjacent gametophytic tissue.

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