Ovum: Definition, Function & Structure


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Which organisms produce ova?

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1. What is the role of the vitelline membrane?

2. How much DNA is found inside the nucleolus of the unfertilized ovum?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of ovum function and structure. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include which organisms produce ova.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to gauge your knowledge of the following:

  • Organisms that produce ova
  • Role of the vitelline membrane
  • Amount of DNA found in nucleolus of unfertilized ovum
  • Egg cell part that provides nutrients to a growing embryo until it is implanted in the uterus

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the ovum function and structure lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the amount of DNA found inside the nucleolus of the unfertilized ovum
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can define main terms such as vitelline membrane

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Ovum: Definition, Function & Structure, which covers the following objectives:

  • Define gametes and egg/embryo
  • Know sperm's role in fertilization
  • Identify haploids
  • Understand germinal vesicle and germinal spot
  • Differentiate ooplasm, vitellus, and yolk