sex cell


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sex cell

[′seks ‚sel]
(biology)
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I explore the ways in which whiteness is (re-)produced in this market through (1) the racialized access to surrogacy programs in Mexico, (2) the different value given to differently racialized sex cells, and (3) a racialized division of reproductive labor between white(r) egg donors and non-white surrogate mothers.
meiosis--A method of cell division that occurs only during the development of sex cells (ie, sperm and eggs).
This means that two sex cells, a male's sperm and a female's egg, combine in a process called fertilization.
According to Russian Federal law (Article 55) 'On the basics of protection of the health of citizens in the Russian Federation' surrogacy is carrying and giving birth to a child within the contract, which is signed by surrogate mother and biological parents who gave their own sex cells.
The idea is to use the preserved cells to generate stem cells and sex cells and then clone him.
Testosterone is the most important hormones in sex cells proliferation [12, 14].
Many coral species release their buoyant bundles of sex cells during highly synchronized mass spawnings.
While originally accepted, the theory was eventually thrown out because science revealed that animals pass along DNA through their gamete or sex cells, which are not affected by the environment.
This is the type of sex practiced by animals, fungi, and plants, and involves specialized sex cells (gametes) that possess only half the number of chromosomes as other body cells (somatic cells).
MPs also backed the use of so-called "true hybrids" using the sex cells of a human and an animal by 286 to 223.
When MPs were allowed to vote according to their consciences, they rejected, by 286 to 223, a ban on the use of so-called "true hybrids" using the sex cells of a human and an animal.