meiosis

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Meiosis

Meiosis is a type of cellular division in which one cell with 46 chromosomes splits into two cells, each with 23 chromosomes. It is through this process that the male sperm and female ovum (egg) are formed. Meiosis allows the sperm and egg to contribute half of your baby’s genetic information to the 46 chromosome […]

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Mitosis

Mitosis is a type of cellular division which not only takes place during pregnancy, but also throughout our lives. In mitosis the DNA of each cell (which is normally made up of 46 chromosomes in a human) replicates so that there are 92 chromosomes. Once the DNA has replicated the cell splits into two diploid […]

Conception

Conception is the more colloquial term for fertilisation, a 3 step process, which occurs during the first two weeks of pregnancy and ends with the fusion of the father’s sperm and the mother’s egg or ovum. Step 1 involves the production of gametes, the cells which carry all of the genetic information necessary for reproduction. […]

Fertilisation

Fertilisation is the more scientific term for conception, a 3 step process, which occurs during the first two weeks of pregnancy and ends with the fusion of the father’s sperm and the mother’s egg or ovum. Step 1 involves the production of gametes, the cells which carry all of the genetic information necessary for reproduction. […]

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