mictic egg

mictic egg
Eggs that have undergone meiosis and are therefore haploid; when unfertilized they produce haploid males; see amictic egg.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • mictic — ˈmiktik adjective Etymology: Greek miktos mixed (verbal of mignynai to mix) + English ic more at mix 1. : requiring, involving, or produced by sexual reproduction or union of germ cells : exhibiting mixis 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • amictic egg — Eggs that do not undergo a meiotic division and are therefore diploid producing females parthenogenetically; see mictic egg …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • reproductive behaviour — In animals, any activity directed toward perpetuation of a species. Sexual reproduction, the most common mode, occurs when a female s egg is fertilized by a male s sperm. The resulting unique combination of genes produces genetic variety that… …   Universalium

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