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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.
Healthy eggs require tremendous amount of zinc to reach maturity for fertilization: Research

Healthy eggs require tremendous amount of zinc to reach maturity for fertilization: Research

Genetics research team discovers new recurrent translocations

Genetics research team discovers new recurrent translocations

Study demonstrates p53 protein becomes activated during gamete formation

Study demonstrates p53 protein becomes activated during gamete formation

Protein p53 becomes activated to control creation of ova and spermatozoids: Study

Protein p53 becomes activated to control creation of ova and spermatozoids: Study

ES cells-functions: Condensins promote mitotic progression and maintain interphase chromatin compaction

ES cells-functions: Condensins promote mitotic progression and maintain interphase chromatin compaction

GSA announces recipients of 2010 awards for distinguished service in the field of genetics

GSA announces recipients of 2010 awards for distinguished service in the field of genetics

Cytoskeleton plays a critical role to bring chromosome pairs together: Study

Cytoskeleton plays a critical role to bring chromosome pairs together: Study

Link between a key molecular player and human chromosomal birth defects established

Link between a key molecular player and human chromosomal birth defects established

Defective gene is linked to male infertility

Defective gene is linked to male infertility

Researchers demystify polar body analysis reproduction technique

Researchers demystify polar body analysis reproduction technique

Embryonic stem cells used to create human sperm

Embryonic stem cells used to create human sperm

Scientists develop whole-genome sequencing approach to mapping mutations in fruit flies

Scientists develop whole-genome sequencing approach to mapping mutations in fruit flies

Researchers capture never before seen undulations of "dancing chromosomes"

Researchers capture never before seen undulations of "dancing chromosomes"

Condensin II proteins found to keep chromosomes apart when necessary

Condensin II proteins found to keep chromosomes apart when necessary

Scientists generate the most precise map of genetic recombination ever

Scientists generate the most precise map of genetic recombination ever

Scientist discovers mechanism that 'silences' unmatched genes during cellular reproduction

Scientist discovers mechanism that 'silences' unmatched genes during cellular reproduction

Surviving without sex - Bdelloid rotifers do!

Surviving without sex - Bdelloid rotifers do!

Y chromosome provides new insights into human ancestry

Y chromosome provides new insights into human ancestry

Low levels of dietary folate linked to sperm abnormalities

Low levels of dietary folate linked to sperm abnormalities

Penn researchers identify first sex chromosome gene involved in meiosis and male infertility

Penn researchers identify first sex chromosome gene involved in meiosis and male infertility