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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 sheds light on homologous recombination of DNA strands

Study sheds light on homologous recombination of DNA strands

Study: Recombination is crucial for proper segregation of chromosomes into germs cells

Study: Recombination is crucial for proper segregation of chromosomes into germs cells

Harmful effects of BPA can be reversed by administering coenzyme Q10

Harmful effects of BPA can be reversed by administering coenzyme Q10

New mathematical model can help explain why so many pregnancies and IVF attempts fail

New mathematical model can help explain why so many pregnancies and IVF attempts fail

Why do so many pregnancies and in vitro fertilization attempts fail?

Why do so many pregnancies and in vitro fertilization attempts fail?

Key protein in sperm production could aid male infertility treatments

Key protein in sperm production could aid male infertility treatments

Targeting critical enzyme for sperm formation could help address male infertility

Targeting critical enzyme for sperm formation could help address male infertility

Major breakthrough in understanding how malaria parasite grows and multiplies

Major breakthrough in understanding how malaria parasite grows and multiplies

New mechanism for repair of chromosomal breaks

New mechanism for repair of chromosomal breaks

Bayer and Meiogenix join forces to advance agricultural research and development

Bayer and Meiogenix join forces to advance agricultural research and development

Jackson Laboratory announces research affiliation, publishes new papers on genes and microbiome

Jackson Laboratory announces research affiliation, publishes new papers on genes and microbiome

First in-depth analysis of primate ovarian aging at single-cell resolution

First in-depth analysis of primate ovarian aging at single-cell resolution

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