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Multicellular eukaryotes and single-celled sex cells reproduce by a process called meiosis. In this process, the number of chromosomes in a mother cell is halved to produce gametes, cells that fuse with other cells. This happens in plants, animals, and fungi. German biologist, Oscar Hertwig first discovered meiosis in sea urchin eggs in 1876.
Study uncovers unusual sex chromosomes of Australian iconic animals

Study uncovers unusual sex chromosomes of Australian iconic animals

Evolutionary biologists discover genomic signatures of recombination in freshwater invertebrates

Evolutionary biologists discover genomic signatures of recombination in freshwater invertebrates

Imperfect egg cells more common than originally thought

Imperfect egg cells more common than originally thought

'Survival of the fittest': How meiotic drivers shape the evolution of gamete formation

'Survival of the fittest': How meiotic drivers shape the evolution of gamete formation

New theory shows why Y chromosome may be more resilient than previously believed

New theory shows why Y chromosome may be more resilient than previously believed

Scientists develop new genome editing methods for better crop yield

Scientists develop new genome editing methods for better crop yield

C19ORF57 gene could advance reproductive medicine

C19ORF57 gene could advance reproductive medicine

New insights into recombination of sex chromosomes during meiosis

New insights into recombination of sex chromosomes during meiosis

How Small Chromosomes Compete With Big Ones For A Cell's Attention

How Small Chromosomes Compete With Big Ones For A Cell's Attention

Reference genes could lead to genetic improvement in wheat

Reference genes could lead to genetic improvement in wheat