Gamete

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Gamete is a reproductive (germ) cell that contains only one set of chromosomes - haploid. Produced by a cell division process called meiosis [1].

The female gamete is an egg cell and a male gamete is a sperm cell, when they fertilise they produce a diploid zygote.

References

  1. Daniel L. Hartl, Elizabeth W. Jones (2009) 'Genetics. Analysis of genes and genomes', Jones and Bartlett publishers, Inc., Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA, 7th edition: 83
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