Parthenogenesis vs Apogamy - What's the difference?

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Parthenogenesis is a related term of apogamy.


As nouns the difference between parthenogenesis and apogamy

is that parthenogenesis is (biology) while apogamy is (botany) asexual reproduction of a fully formed plant directly from a bud.

parthenogenesis

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (biology)
  • # (biology, uncountable) Reproduction by the development of a single gamete (viz. an ovum or ovule) without fertilisation by a gamete of the opposite sex; compare metagenesis, heterogamy.
  • #* 2008 October 15, "Virgin Shark Gives Birth", AFP via Australian Broadcasting Corporation:
  • Scientists say the birth is the second confirmed instance of a shark being conceived by parthenogenesis , a process in which an unfertilised egg develops into a new individual.
  • # (biology, uncountable, formerly) Asexual reproduction in toto ; agamogenesis.
  • # (biology, countable, rare) An instance or example of parthenogenesis.
  • (countable, and, uncountable) figurative uses of the biologic senses
  • * 1870 : , Among My Books'', series I, ''Shakespeare Once More , page 223
  • We may learn, to be sure, plenty of lessons from Shakespeare.?We are not likely to have kingdoms to divide, crowns foretold us by weird sisters, a father’s death to avenge, or to kill our wives from jealously?;?but Lear may teach us to draw the line more clearly between a wise generosity and a loose-handed weakness of giving?;?Macbeth, how one sin involves another, and forever another, by a fatal parthenogenesis , and that the key which unlocks forbidden doors to our will or passion leaves a stain on the hand, that may not be so dark as blood, but that will not out?;?Hamlet, that all the noblest gifts of person, temperament, and mind slip like sand through the grasp of an infirm purpose?;?Othello, that the perpetual silt of some one weakness, the eddies of a suspicious temper depositing their one impalpable layer after another, may build up a shoal on which an heroic life and an otherwise magnanimous nature may bilge and go to pieces.
  • (theology) Virgin birth, in reference to the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ.
  • * {{quote-book, 1927, James Samuel Stone, The cult of Santiago: traditions, myths, and pilgrimages, page=58 citation
  • , passage=So one might reasonably be led to hold, for instance, that the parthenogenesis of Christ does not beget faith in Christ
  • * {{quote-book, 1966, Thomas F. O’Meara, Mary in Protestant and Catholic Theology, page=227 citation
  • , passage=His theology offers four objections on dogmatic grounds commonly adduced by contemporary Protestant criticism to cast doubt on Mary’s parthenogenesis .}}
  • * {{quote-book, 1999, Carol V. Kaske, Spenser and Biblical poetics, page=177, pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?id=QGP4cYLJlUEC&pg=PA177, isbn=0801436796
  • , passage=Christ’s parthenogenesis exalts woman. }}

    Usage notes

    * Whereas this word’s biologic and figurative senses are properly understood as deriving from the prefix in its biologic-botanic sense (stressing an absence of fertilisation), the theologic sense can only be understood as employing the prefix in the original sense of “virgin”, since parthenogenetic offspring are always female.

    References

    * “ parthenogenesis]” listed in the [second edition; 1989
    ??Deriving directly from Ancient Greek ; defined in the uncountable biologic senses only. * “ parthenogenesis, n.'']” listed in the ''Oxford English Dictionary'' [Draft revision; Dec. 2008
    ??Deriving from the (etyl) affixes ; defined in the uncountable biologic senses (as well as the figurative sense deriving thence) only. *

    apogamy

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (botany) Asexual reproduction of a fully formed plant directly from a bud.
  • Usage notes

    The term is generally used specifically for ferns and relatives budding from the prothallus.

    Derived terms

    * apogamic * apogamous