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Fertilize

Definition

verb

(biology) To fecundate; to render fertile or make (a female) capable of producing an offspring.

(agriculture) To supply or provide with nourishment, e.g. fertilizer and other nutrients, so as to make fruitful or productive.


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Word origin: From fertile ยป late ME (< MF) < L fertilis, fruitful, akin to ferre, to bear.

Variant: fertilise. Related forms: fertile (noun), fertilization (noun), fertilizational (adjective).

Synonym: fecundate, fecundify.


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mitosis and miosis

... of a cell to create two identical new cells. Meiosis- The division of a cell into a gamete, carrying half the genetic DNA of a normal cell, to fertilize another gamete (Example, sperm fertilizing an egg)

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by CaptainCovalency
Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:58 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: mitosis and miosis
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Views: 1636

Re:

... note that I'm using the term "function" loosely such that it includes adaptive and maladptive "functions". Yes the sperm will fertilize a egg faster. if that is a advantage to the species which makes the chromosome survive ? Well, as I demonstrated, a genetic variation might ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:02 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do chromosomses ever get competitive?
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Views: 6667

Do chromosomses ever get competitive?

... yellow color. As far as here, I think you are just testing my knowledge on classical genetics, So getting to the real question Yes the sperm will fertilize a egg faster. if that is a advantage to the species which makes the chromosome survive ? It depends.

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by balamurugan3
Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:37 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do chromosomses ever get competitive?
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Views: 6667

How does seeds formed after pollination?

... flower ovary consists of ovules.Ovule has an egg cell.When pollination occur among several pollen grains only one pollengrain enter the ovule and fertilize the egg. After pollination ovary is converted to fruit and ovules are converted to seeds. Only one pollengrain has fertilized the egg cell ...

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by kumar985
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:09 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: How does seeds formed after pollination?
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Experimental evidence for evolution

... is very informative for you and you also find the your answers in this paragraph.. Sperm competition, when sperm from different males compete to fertilize a female's ova, is a widespread and fundamental force in the evolution of animal reproduction. The earliest prediction of sperm competition ...

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by einfopedia
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:48 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Experimental evidence for evolution
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