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The egg cell or ovum, is the female reproductive cell (gamete) and is typically a large cell as it is specialised in nutrient storage.
These genetically different haploid cells, contain one set of chromosomes, as gametes from each parent fuse together to form a diploid zygote (fertilized egg).
- ↑ W.M. Becker, et al.(2017) Becker's world of the cell, 9th edition. Harlow, Pearson