What is fertilisation?


Fertilisation (also known as conception, fecundation and syngamy) is the fusion of gametes to produce a new organism. In animals, the process involves the fusion of an ovum with a sperm, which eventually leads to the development of an embryo. Depending on the animal species, the process can occur within the body of the female in internal fertilisation, or outside (external fertilisation). The entire process of development of new individuals is called reproduction.

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Some articles on fertilisation:

Fertilisation - Parthenogenesis
... Another method of fertilisation occurs among animals that normally reproduce sexually, through parthenogenesis when the gamete of a female is not fertilised by a male ...
The Effects Of Cross And Self Fertilisation In The Vegetable Kingdom
... The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom is a book on evolution in plants by Charles Darwin, first published in 1876 ... this book Darwin examines the effects of cross and self fertilisation of plants and provides experimental evidence for a hypothesis stated in his famed ... in none can self-fertilisation go on for perpetuity" (Origin, p ...
Human Fertilisation And Embryology Act
... Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act can refer to the following acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Deceased Fathers) Act ...
Christopher Jones (biologist)
... embryos during the course of a woman's in vitro fertilisation treatment ... that Jones' report induced immediate action by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority but divided fertility doctors half viewed this as a good policy from a ... more likely to occur following in vitro fertilisation, compared with natural conceptions, even when only one embryo was implanted ...
Min Chueh Chang - Professional Achievements
... Chang's interest lay in sperm, eggs, and the fertilisation process itself ... for mammals to enable him to better conduct his research in fertilisation ... Chang's body of work in mammalian fertilisation is vast and appears in nearly 350 publications ...

More definitions of "fertilisation":

  • (noun): Creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant.
    Synonyms: fertilization, fecundation, impregnation