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Multicellular eukaryotes and single-celled sex cells reproduce by a process called meiosis. In this process, the number of chromosomes in a mother cell is halved to produce gametes, cells that fuse with other cells. This happens in plants, animals, and fungi. German biologist, Oscar Hertwig first discovered meiosis in sea urchin eggs in 1876.
Researchers discover how a new immune system works to protect bacteria from phages

Researchers discover how a new immune system works to protect bacteria from phages

Study sheds new light on impact of common plasticizer on human reproductive health

Study sheds new light on impact of common plasticizer on human reproductive health

First-ever genomic analysis of puberty yields insights into critical areas of human health

First-ever genomic analysis of puberty yields insights into critical areas of human health

Chemical reprogramming of granulosa cells to form functional oocytes

Chemical reprogramming of granulosa cells to form functional oocytes

Genetic mystery of infertility in fruit flies discovered

Genetic mystery of infertility in fruit flies discovered

New blood self-collection device quickly estimates a person's exposure to radiation

New blood self-collection device quickly estimates a person's exposure to radiation

Researcher explores biological processes that cause fertility problems in humans

Researcher explores biological processes that cause fertility problems in humans

Researchers develop simple, quick technique for gene editing in rice blast fungus

Researchers develop simple, quick technique for gene editing in rice blast fungus

Study shows how 3D organization of genetic material helps perpetuate the species

Study shows how 3D organization of genetic material helps perpetuate the species

Study sheds new light on male infertility

Study sheds new light on male infertility

Research reveals how critical oocyte quality control process works

Research reveals how critical oocyte quality control process works

Research into biology behind sperm development could offer hope for solving male infertility

Research into biology behind sperm development could offer hope for solving male infertility

Researchers describe link between poor oocyte development and oxidative stress in obese mice

Researchers describe link between poor oocyte development and oxidative stress in obese mice

Scientists sequence and analyze genomes of Candida albicans

Scientists sequence and analyze genomes of Candida albicans

Researchers unmask functioning of protein involved in DNA repair during spermatogenesis

Researchers unmask functioning of protein involved in DNA repair during spermatogenesis

Preantral zinc deficiency may affect fertility months

Preantral zinc deficiency may affect fertility months

Scientists identify gene responsible for evolution of recombination rates

Scientists identify gene responsible for evolution of recombination rates

Research casts light on how chromosomes 'cheat' for chance to get into a sex cell

Research casts light on how chromosomes 'cheat' for chance to get into a sex cell

Studies shed new light on leading cause of birth defects and miscarriage

Studies shed new light on leading cause of birth defects and miscarriage

Fathers can influence offspring sex ratios, mice study shows

Fathers can influence offspring sex ratios, mice study shows