Definition of embryogenesis in English:


Line breaks: em¦bryo|gen¦esis
Pronunciation: /ˌɛmbrɪə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs


[mass noun] Biology
The formation and development of an embryo.
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  • 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.



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  • 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.


Pronunciation: /ˌɛmbrɪˈɒdʒəni/
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  • 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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