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gamete

(găm`ēt): see reproductionreproduction,
capacity of all living systems to give rise to new systems similar to themselves. The term reproduction may refer to this power of self-duplication of a single cell or a multicellular animal or plant organism.
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gamete

[′ga‚mēt]
(biology)
A cell which participates in fertilization and development of a new organism. Also known as germ cell; sex cell.

gamete

a haploid germ cell, such as a spermatozoon or ovum, that fuses with another germ cell during fertilization
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Consent to the use of embryos in research therefore must be obtained from embryo donors and gamete donors, if donated gametes were involved in the creation of embryos.
The hypothesis was that the role of the oviduct might not only be mechanical by affording gamete and embryo transport, but probably has a physiological role in providing nutrients and other factors important in embryo development.
In the US, for instance, the purchase of gametes is allowed and advertised, the gamete "donors" and surrogates are well paid, with the transactions managed by the private sector.
If various attempts by using own gametes had failed, gamete or embryo donations would be considered.
No law in the United States formally bars posthumous retrieval and use of gametes, leaving the option open to survivors and clinicians.
Earlier this year, scientists from the University of Pennsylvania in the United States reported making female gametes - eggs - from mouse stem cells taken from embryos.
53) Thus, gamete donation would seem to run the risk of negatively affecting children psychologically and socially no matter how much or little they know of their origins.
Partly out of a desire to protect the anonymity of gamete providers, some programs have engaged in poor record-keeping practices.
In May, a 25-year-old Bald Knob woman, whose ovaries had failed, delivered a baby conceived through the gamete donor egg program, and another woman is expecting twins.
Through laboratory and field investigations we have examined the effects of lipophilic contaminants on the seasonal cycle of lipid accumulation and allocation to gamete production in Mytilus edulis.
The types of infertility treatment procedures studied in the report include in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT), gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and intrauterine insemination (IUI).