merozygote defined in 1951 yearmerozygote - merozygote;
merozygote - Partial zygote. Result of sexual process in certain bacteria in which transfer of genetic material from donor to recipient of two conjugating cells is almost always incomplete. Unlike zygotes of higher organisms recipient cell carries one complete set of genes (its own) and an incomplete set from donor cell. Also results from other forms of transfer of genetic material in bacteria, namely transduction and transformation.
near merozygote in Knolik
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