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Definition of the noun allogamy

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noun - plural: allogamies

  1. cross-fertilization in plants

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  1. [biology] The fertilization of an ovum from one individual with the spermatozoa of another; cross-fertilization


Allogamy is a term used in the field of biological reproduction describing the fertilization of an ovum from one individual with the spermatozoa of another. By contrast, autogamy is the term used for self-fertilization. In humans, the fertilization event is an instance of allogamy. Self-fertilization occurs in hermaphroditic organisms where the two gametes fused in fertilization come from the same individual. This is common in plants and certain protozoans.

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Google previewAlien Introgression in Wheat (2015)

Cytogenetics, Molecular Biology, and Genomics by Márta Molnár-Láng, Carla Ceoloni, Jaroslav Doležel

Allogamy is a primitive character since most perennial species in the tribe Triticeae are allogamous. Moreover, A. muticum and Ae. speltoides are the only ...

Google previewConcepts of Biology XII

Allogamy is the other name for pollination. 3. Scent and nectar are adaptations to help pollinated plants. 4. Self incompatibility is adaptation for pollination. 5. The main component of the outer spore wall is 6. In angiosperms the microspore is ...

Google previewTarget 2011: Biology 12

by Tmh

Allogamy is the other name for . 2. Scent and Nectar are adaptations to help pollinated plants.

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding by George Acquaah, ISBN 9780470664759 (2013)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

isself contact CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS: KEY TERMS, PEOPLE, PLACES, CONCEPTS Allogamy Allogamy is a term used in the field of biological reproduction describing the fertilization of an ovum from one individual with the spermatozoa of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2017)

by Jonathan Law

allogamy. Crossfertilization in plants. See FERTILIZATION. allograft. See GRAFT. allometric. growth. The regular and systematic pattern of growth such that the mass or size of any organ or part of a body can be expressed in relation to the total ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

allogamy. *Fertilization that involves *pollen and *ovules from different flowers. See also AUTOGAMY; GEITONOGAMY; XENOGAMY. allogenic. Applied to successional change arising from a change in *abiotic environmental conditions.

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Biology (2000)

by Blackie

Alkaline Allogamy gum. In extracted form, it absorbs water quickly; it is capable of absorbing 200–300 times its own weight in water. A solution is considered alkaline if it contains fewer hydrogen atoms than pure water. Alkaline These are ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Botany (2002)

by Jill Bailey

allogamy Cross-fertilization in plants.

Google previewDictionary of Plant Breeding, Second Edition (2009)

by Rolf H. J. Schlegel

cross-fertilization: The fusion of male and female gametes from different genotypes or individuals of the same species, as base of genetic recombination bot >>> allogamy >>> crosspollination >>> Table 35 cross-hybridization: In biotechnology ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics (2008)

by George P. Rédei

Allogamy: Allogamy is fertilization between gametes from different individual(s). ▷autogamy Allogeneic: Antigenic difference exists between two cells (in a chimera). ▷antigen, ▷allograft, ▷autologous, ▷xenogeneic Allogeneic Inhibition: ...

Google previewBotany (Collins Internet-Linked Dictionary of) (2017)

by Jill Bailey

allogamy (cross fertilization, exogamy) fusion of female and male gametes derived from genetically dissimilar individuals of the same species. It promotes the recombination of variable genetic material so that ...

Google previewDictionary of Plant Genetics and Molecular Biology (1998)

by Gurbachan Miglani

allogamy: See CROSS-FERTILIZATION. allogene: Pearson's term for a recessive allele, as opposed to proto- gene. alloiobiogenesis: An alternation of a sexual with an asexual form or, cytologically, the alternation of a haploid ...

Google previewBob's Dictionary of Big Words (2016)

by Robert Sungenis

allogamy, n. other + gamy: ...

Google previewThe New international encyclopaedia. Courses of reading and study (1916)

by Herbert Treadwell Wade

The relations of the reproductive functions of a plant to the environment are discussed in the articles: Pollination Pollen Hybrid Dispersal The special arrangements which affect cross-pollination are described under : Cleistogamy Allogamy ...

Google previewDictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology (2012)

by Frank J. Dye

allogamy cross-pollination. allometric growth See: allometry. allometry 5 amnion allometry the quantitative relationship between a part.

Google previewDictionary of Agriculture (1998)

by Alan Stephens

prefix different 0 allogamy [a'logamil noun fertilization by pollen from different flowers or from flowers of genetically different plants of the same species COMMENTi some fruit trees are self-fertile, that is, they ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biology (1957)

by Michael Abercrombie, Clarence James Hickman, M. L. Johnson

ALLOGAMY. (Bot) Cross fertilization. ALLoPATRic. (Of geographical ...

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The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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