Single Cell April 4, 2012 / matushkaanna h/t Michelle Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestLike this:Like Loading...
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I saw this elsewhere. I'm confused b/c while single-cell organisms exist, a fertilized egg is 2 cells. What am I missing? An unfertilized ovum isn't any more alive than a skin cell, right?
A fertilized egg is a zygote and thus one cell:
“A zygote (from Greek ζυγωτός zygōtos “joined” or “yoked”, from ζυγοῦν zygoun “to join” or “to yoke”), or zygocyte, is the initial cell formed when two gamete cells are joined by means of sexual reproduction.”