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Zygote

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I’m probably not helping myself that I am using a computer right now but I want to write! My head feels a little “achy”, which is not really a surprise considering how much I have been using my laptop over the past month or two. I’ve decided to do a bit of research on sexual reproduction of plants! It appears the male gamete (in the sex cell) is pollen and the female gamete is the egg cell. The joining of these (fertilisation) makes a Zygote… but I don’t know what a Zygote is! And then this zygote grows into an embryo. A result of sexual reproduction is that the ovary turns into a fruit and an ovule turns into a seed. Fascinating stuff, I need to now go and find out what a Zygote is … I’m going to be lazy here and copy n’ paste from Wikipedia. It’s a stub anyway so it’s not that much ...

“A zygote is a cell that is the result of fertilization. That is, two haploid cells—usually (but not always) an ovum from a female and a sperm cell from a male—merge into a single diploid cell called the zygote (or zygocyte)”

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