Latest Germ cells Stories
When sperm meets egg, the chemical instructions that tag sperm cells must be erased so that human life can start anew.
Most cells rely on structural tethers to position chromosomes in preparation for cell division.
New scientific findings are crucial for infertility research and treatment and for a more comprehensive understanding of germ cell biology in general.
Researchers have found a way to turn mouse embryonic stem cells into sperm.
In new research that could have implications for improving fertilization in humans and other mammals, life scientists studied interactions between individual sperm and eggs in red abalone, an ocean-dwelling snail, and made precise chemical measurements and physical models of these interactions.
It was previously thought that land plants evolved from stonewort-like algae.
Washington State University researchers have confirmed a critical step in cell division that results in age-related miscarriages and birth defects, including Down syndrome.
A team of researchers at the Instituto Gulbenkian de CiÃªncia (IGC), Portugal, discovered that pollen, the organ that contains the plant male gametes, communicate with the pistil, their female counterpart, using a mechanism commonly observed in the nervous system of animals.
Biologists at the University of Leicester have published results of a new study into the intricacies of sex in flowering plants.
Researchers have linked a chemical compound commonly used in the making of plastics to low-sperm counts and other reproductive issues among Chinese factory workers.
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