A diploid cell resulting from the fusion of two haploid gametes; a fertilized ovum.
- A brief exposure to chloroform vapors kills vegetative cells but not zygotes.
- In charophytes, the first cell division of the zygote is meiosis, and their plant body is gametophytic.
- Those 10 frozen little 16 or 32 cell zygotes will never be used for anything else.
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- Several gametic and zygotic reproductive barriers were found in a cross between Japonica and Indica rice varieties.
- It is the sperm basal body that serves as a centriole in the zygotic microtubule organizing center.
- A post zygotic mutation restricted to somatic cells has been assumed to be responsible for most cases.
Late 19th century: from Greek zugōtos 'yoked', from zugoun 'to yoke'.
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