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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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This gave an unprecedented view of how gametes recognize each other in a species-specific way at the beginning of fertilization.
No person, except a competent person, may remove or withdraw a gamete or cause a gamete to be removed or withdrawn, from the body of a gamete donor for the purpose of artificial fertilisation'.
There is no mention in either the Act or its bylaw of the possibility of the use of this method for couples who may have gamete or embryo, but suffer from or carry a disease or have a genetic disorder which could be transferred to the child.
2003), the fertilization rate using cryopreserved semen may vary with the milt volume used, the activating solution and also with the time of contact between the gametes.
have the same genetic constitution in the gamete as that of the parent
Most work to date on the consequences of variation in gamete compatibility to fertilization has focused on its implications for individual reproductive success and fitness, in either the context of hybridization (e.
At a minimum, the Regulations require the involved competent person to inform the surrogate mother that the commissioning father's gamete donor file is available for her information.
This time frame of endurance by oyster sperm appears somewhat incompatible with the scenario we have constructed in which gamete concentrations are presumed to be reduced to very low levels in a matter of minutes.
While many arguments supporting a ban on donor anonymity exist, there are also many arguments made in support of anonymous gamete donation.
Each gamete is labeled with a unique letter that identifies the parent and with a "quality score" for that parent (1 to 5, with 5 indicating the highest quality; Table 1).
The major presence of mannose ([alpha] 1-3) mannose, detected by GNL lectin, and N-acetyl-glucosamine on the envelopes of different maturation stage oocytes of R, typus might be attributable to the eventual participation of these sugars in the primary or secondary gamete interaction as demonstrated in Phallusia mammillata, where N-acetyl-glucosamine as well as N-acetyl-galactosamine are implicated in the primary gamete interaction (Honegger, 1982; Litscher & Honegger, 1991) and they are the highest quantity on those oocyte envelopes (Litscher & Honegger, 1991).
This technology can be applied to all in vitro maintenance and culture procedures that involve human gametes and embryos in the treatment of infertility.