anisogamous


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relating to a type of sexual reproduction in which the gametes are dissimilar in some respect (as size or shape)

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4, 40) In addition, the difference in size between male and female gametes in anisogamous and oogamous organisms showed that contribution to the progeny of the male organellar genome (DNA) is small, while that of female gametes is large, suggesting that anisogamy and oogamy reinforce maternal inheritance.