from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The formation of a zygote by the union of genetically different gametes.
  • n. The condition of being a heterozygote.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The fusion of two genetically different gametes

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Development from a heterozygote.


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  • All eg95 sequences showed double-peaks in regions of high quality reads, which were interpreted as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), and not heterozygosis, because our primers amplify separate eg95 loci.

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