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isogamy

isogamy (īsŏg´əmē), in biology, a condition in which the sexual cells, or gametes, are of the same form and size and are usually indistinguishable from each other. Many algae and some fungi have isogamous gametes. In most sexual reproduction, as in mammals for example, the ovum is quite larger and of different appearance than the sperm cell. This condition is called anisogamy.

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isogamy

isogamy Sexual reproduction involving the production and fusion of gametes that are similar in size and structure. It occurs in some protoctists, e.g. certain protozoans and algae. Compare anisogamy.

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isogamy

isogamy The fusion of gametes that are morphologically alike. This is an uncommon condition, found in some green algae, fungi, and protozoa. Compare OOGAMY.

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isogamy

isogamy The fusion of gametes that are morphologically alike. This is an uncommon condition, found in some Protozoa.

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