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A zygote is the result of the fertilization of a female gamete, or egg, by a male gamete, or sperm. The zygote is a diploid cell with half of its DNA from the egg and half from the sperm.[1]


  1. Wile, Dr. Jay L. Exploring Creation With Biology. Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. 1998