From Conservapedia
This is the current revision of Gamete as edited by SkipJohnson (Talk | contribs) at 12:54, 12 September 2007. This URL is a permanent link to this version of this page.

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

A gamete is a haploid cell that exists in organisms that engage in sexual reproduction. Gametes are produced by a process of cell division known as meiosis, during which a diploid (2n) gametocyte cell halves its number of chromosomes during several divisions, forming haploid (n) cells.

During fertilization, two gametes fuse together to form a new diploid cell, known as a zygote. In animals, gametes are produced by the gonads.