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ˌgaɪ nəˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌdʒɪn ə-gyno·gen·e·sis

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  1. gynogenesisnoun

    female parthenogenesis in which the embryo contains only maternal chromosomes due to the failure of the sperm to fuse with the egg nucleus

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  1. gynogenesisnoun

    female parthenogenesis in which the embryo contains only maternal chromosomes due to the failure of the sperm to fuse with the egg nucleus

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  1. Gynogenesis

    Gynogenesis, a form of parthenogenesis, is a system of asexual reproduction that requires the presence of sperm without the actual contribution of its DNA for completion. The paternal DNA dissolves or is destroyed before it can fuse with the egg. The egg cell of the organism is able to develop, unfertilized, into an adult using only maternal genetic material. Gynogenesis is often termed "sperm parasitism" in reference to the somewhat pointless role of male gametes. Gynogenetic species, "gynogens" for short, are unisexual, meaning they must mate with males from a closely related bisexual species that normally reproduces sexually.Gynogenesis is a disadvantageous mating system for males, as they are unable to pass on their DNA. The question as to why this reproductive mode exists, given that it appears to combine the disadvantages of both asexual and sexual reproduction, remains unsolved in the field of evolutionary biology. The male equivalent to this process is Androgenesis where the father is the sole contributor of DNA.

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  1. gynogenesis

    Gynogenesis is a form of asexual reproduction that involves the development of an egg into an embryo without fertilization by a sperm. This process occurs in some species with the female's egg cell able to develop on its own. Gynogenesis is sometimes stimulated by a sperm, but the sperm does not contribute any genetic material to the offspring. It is a form of parthenogenesis constrained to animals.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gynogenesis in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gynogenesis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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