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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.
This means that two sex cells, a male's sperm and a female's egg, combine in a process called fertilization.
2 At the start of meiosis, a cellular division process that creates sex cells, chromosomes align and pair off.
Normally, to create a human embryo, an egg must be fertilized (fused) with a sperm, or male sex cell. (For more on reproduction, see "Amazing Animal Babies" on page 8.) But cloned eggs don't need sperm.
- Alcohol is an adversary of potency, triggers dying of sex cells, decreases the viability of sperms and interrupts the bonds between the mind and genital areas.
Contemporary medicine science takes an opportunity of using extracorporeal fertilization when a woman carries an embryo conceived by stranger's sex cells. Such interference with the physiological process entails both legal consequences and legal conflicts.
Earlier literature stated that mutated genes of sex cells are responsible for some developmental abnormalities; however, others can be induced by mechanical means or certain chemicals.
By ensuring cross-pollination, their work, carrying the male sex cells in plants (called pollen grains) to the female sex cells for fertilization, is essential for reproduction of some plant species, and is a major factor in ensuring genetic diversity for others.
The soma (all of the body's cells except for the sex cells) is disposable once genes have been passed to the next generation.
Nottinghamshire and Greater Manchester said they were looking into five alleged sex cells each.
Sex cells, or other stem cells which must be able to divide more than normal cells, have this feature.