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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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"I think it's kind of a more culturally sensitive way of planning," Rudick says of using gamete freezing versus more gendered terminology.
[4,5] Breaking with this principle, the Regulations Relating to Artificial Fertilisation of Persons [6] (the Regulations) made in terms of the National Health Act [7] (the Act) provide that human gametes and embryos can be legally owned.
Cryobanks and the transaction of donor sperm and eggs, for purposes other than the storage of gametes relating to consenting married couples, are prohibited and storage facilities that are found in contravention of this will be ordered to close and its directors would be liable to face imprisonment and a fine
By transmitting the genetic information to the next generation and marking the beginning of a new life, the encounter between female and male gametes at fertilization is one of the most fundamental processes in biology.
'No person, except a competent person, may remove or withdraw a gamete or cause a gamete to be removed or withdrawn, from the body of a gamete donor for the purpose of artificial fertilisation'.
Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the use of varied volumes of cryopreserved sperm, different activator solutions and contact times ofthese solutions with gametes of dourado to determine the impact of each parameter on the fertilization rate.
The mechanism of 2n gamete production determines the genetic
(Crimaldi and Browning, 2004) surrounded by an overall background where gamete concentrations are diluted to biologically irrelevant levels (Levitan et al., 1992; Levitan and Young, 1995; Wahle and Peckham, 1999).
The first relevant legal duty created by the Regulations is that the commissioning father may not donate his sperm on his own volition without the involvement of a competent person in the donation process: 'Removal or withdrawal and storage of gametes: 3(1) 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.' [8]
Harrison and Wallace [3] reported that broadcast spawning coral species release their gametes subsequent to the full moon after gamete maturation.
They cover the female gamete; the male gamete; the embryo/blastomere; trophoblast, amniotic fluid, endometrium, and bone marrow; and new developments in stem-cell research.