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So to better understand what makes a zygote split to form identical twins, “it makes sense to look at epigenetics,” van Dongen says.
It’s possible that some of these epigenetic changes tell a zygote to split.
The zygote was then returned to the mother’s uterus, where it could implant and grow in an otherwise normal pregnancy.
This ensures that the zygote will have a normal genetic complement of just two pairs of 23 chromosomes, one from the mother and one from the father, rather than a grossly inflated number that would result if multiple sperm fertilized the egg.
The zygote contains all the genetic information it needs to become a new individual.
From such a cell (zygote), half male, half female, the body of every living organism has sprung.Feminism and Sex-Extinction|Arabella Kenealy
If this is true, the centrosome of the zygote nucleus must be entirely derived from that of the male pronucleus.
The first change the zygote undergoes in all animals is what is generally called the segmentation or cleavage of the ovum.
Is it, in other words, an unalterable property of the zygote, a genetic character?
But when the zygote in its turn comes to form gametes, the partnership is broken and the process is reversed.Mendelism|Reginald Crundall Punnett
British Dictionary definitions for zygote
Derived forms of zygotezygotic (zaɪˈɡɒtɪk, zɪ-), adjectivezygotically, adverb
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Medical definitions for zygote
Other words from zygotezy•got′ic (-gŏt′ĭk) adj.
Scientific definitions for zygote
Cultural definitions for zygote
The single cell that results from fertilization of an ovum by a sperm. After dividing several times, it implants in the uterus. It continues to divide, producing more cells and passing through the stages of embryo and fetus.