Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Oogamy

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2217

This term describes the fusion of a small motile male gamete with the large (egg-like looking) female gamete, which derives without division from the macrogamont. On the other hand the male microgamont gives rise to many male (gametes = microgametes).

 Coccidia.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany