Definition of amphimixis in English:
Sexual reproduction involving the fusion of two different gametes to form a zygote. Often contrasted with apomixis.
- Our findings indicate that in general haplodiploidy and automixis should be more successful than amphimixis or apomixis.
- A great diversity of reproductive mechanisms occur among nematodes, including amphimixis, automictic hermaphroditisim, and parthenogenesis.
- Facultative amphimixis is the equivalent of the mechanism described under meiotic parthenogenesis.
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- Also, the species' integrality means not only amphimictic reproduction; it is much more complex process.
- The Catipes group has amphimictic diploids and tetraploids and derived from them are all of the polyploid agamic complexes in the genus.
- Comparative investigation on spindle behavior and MPF activity changes during oocyte maturation between genogenetic and amphimictic crucian carp.
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