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Synonyms for zygote

(genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell)

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Here, it was assumed that one of the paternal PNi of a dispermic tripronuclear zygote may remain unreplicated and become distributed to one of the daughter cells of the two cell embryo.
The research team could not obtain human zygotes with this mutation on both copies of the genome (a rare homozygous genotype).
January 13, 2017 -- Researchers here have found a way to reprogram mouse embryonic stem cells so that they exhibit developmental characteristics resembling those of fertilized eggs, or zygotes.
The development of a human begins with fertilization, a process by which the spermatozoon from the male and the oocyte from the female unite to give rise to a new organism, the zygote.
Hamster embryos will stop dividing at two-cell stage when zygotes are exposed to cool white fluorescent light [5].
A human embryo is the product of a fertilised egg, from the zygote until the fetal stage [6] or 'the developing organism from fertilization to the end of the eighth week.
In each of these cases, the mitochondria in the egg or the donated zygote replace defective mitochondria and protect the child from related diseases.
In the July 6 samples after double fertilization the zygote remained undivided which was located at the micropylar pole (Table 1).
I feel like when I was a zygote I wanted to be an actress.
Interestingly, this "alignment-of-fitness" requires a "bottleneck" or unicellular stage when the organism consists of just one cell-a spore, zygote, or uninucleate asexual propagule.
A zygote is the very earliest stages of human development: after the sperm has punctured the egg, the half-strands of DNA have merged into a unique human blueprint, and cell multiplication has begun.
In all experiments, both pre-fertilization and zygote, our results showed that both crude extract and dolastane induced the appearance of anomalous zygotes, characterized by asymmetric plans of cleavage and atypical proliferations even at low concentrations (Fig.
If enacted, the Federal Sanctity of Human Life Act, which was proposed in 2011 and co-sponsored by recent vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan (R-WI), would provide that "the life of each human being begins with fertilization, cloning, or its functional equivalent," where fertilization is defined as "the process of a human spermatozoa penetrating the cell membrane of a human oocyte to create a human zygote, a one-celled human embryo, which is a new unique human being.
In a test tube, the nucleus of an unfertilized sheep egg was replaced by the nucleus from an adult sheep's mammary gland, and this artificial zygote was then placed into the womb of another sheep, which produced Dolly, who lived for six years.