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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.
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

Researchers investigate genetic mutations in sperm cells to help prevent birth defects

Researchers investigate genetic mutations in sperm cells to help prevent birth defects

Stowers researchers solve 3D structure of critical protein complex using microscopy techniques

Stowers researchers solve 3D structure of critical protein complex using microscopy techniques

Research findings may provide answers for infertility in older women

Research findings may provide answers for infertility in older women

Researchers provide new insights into age-related female infertility

Researchers provide new insights into age-related female infertility

Experts report serious limitations to technology for screening embryos

Experts report serious limitations to technology for screening embryos

UI biologists discover protein that appears to regulate chromosome movement

UI biologists discover protein that appears to regulate chromosome movement

Researchers reveal central role of new key players in meiosis

Researchers reveal central role of new key players in meiosis

Editing preferences of enzymes may play role in infertility and cancer

Editing preferences of enzymes may play role in infertility and cancer