egg cell

NOUN
  1. the female reproductive cell; the female gamete
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How To Use egg cell In A Sentence

  • The egg cells and antherozoids are collectively known as gametes, and the generation of the moss plant that bears them is known as a gametophyte.
  • Embryos that are trisomic contain, instead of matched pairs of chromosomes, one too many of a given chromosome, most commonly chromosome 13, 18, 21 (which is responsible for Down syndrome), X, or Y. Trisomies are the result of a glitch known as nondisjunction, which occurs principally during the creation of egg cells (although sperm cells may also exhibit such errors). Delayed Childbearing
  • On their release from the antheridia, the antherozoids must then swim through surface water to fertilize neighbouring egg cells.
  • The reciprocal cross in which tetraploid PAX was used as the seed parent produced only pentaploid offspring, indicating that PAX produced unreduced egg cells that were fertilized (P. J. VAN DIJK, unpublished data).
  • They transferred its nucleus to an egg cell from which the nucleus had been removed. Times, Sunday Times
  • They were then injected into egg cells before the embryos were implanted in female mice. Times, Sunday Times
  • The reason for aneuploid embryos are mostly aneuploid oocytes immature egg cells, as aneuploid sperm are relatively rare with an estimated frequency of about 2 per cent, while aneuploid oocytes are quite common with an estimated frequency of more than 20 per cent," he says. CBC | Top Stories News
  • They transferred its nucleus to an egg cell from which the nucleus had been removed. Times, Sunday Times
  • The asexuality may be of any kind including apomixis (reproduction by unreduced egg cells).
  • An egg cell is enucleated, that is, the nucleus is removed and replaced with the nucleus from the body cell of an animal of the same kind.
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