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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.
Why males produce sperm and females produce eggs

Why males produce sperm and females produce eggs

Protein Mnd2 protects chromosome bonds

Protein Mnd2 protects chromosome bonds

Researchers have uncovered evidence of sexual reproduction in a single-celled organism long thought to reproduce asexually

Researchers have uncovered evidence of sexual reproduction in a single-celled organism long thought to reproduce asexually

Needling chromosomes yields insights into cell division

Needling chromosomes yields insights into cell division

Australian platypus research has implications for understanding the evolution of human sex determination

Australian platypus research has implications for understanding the evolution of human sex determination

Gene responsible for infertility

Gene responsible for infertility

Oxidants are responsible for sex in algae

Oxidants are responsible for sex in algae

New information on genetic shuffling before egg or sperm formation rewrites genetic theory

New information on genetic shuffling before egg or sperm formation rewrites genetic theory

Extensive gene traffic, the process of genes leaving and arriving on the chromosome

Extensive gene traffic, the process of genes leaving and arriving on the chromosome