Zygote: Definition & Explanation


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A zygote is formed by

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1. Sperm cells carry the genetic information of

2. How many sperm cells must enter the egg to form a zygote?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The focus of these assessments will be chiefly on properties of zygotes and the life and function sperm cells.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To paint a clearer picture, be aware that you will be asked questions about:

  • What a zygote is made of
  • The sex from which the sperm cell comes
  • The number of sperm required to enter an egg
  • Where a blastocyst is located

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the conception of human life
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the reproductive process
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about zygote formation

Additional Learning

Get a more of a handle on zygotes with our lesson, Zygote: Definition & Explanation. Allow this lesson to guide your learning of topics like:

  • The formation and function of the zygote
  • Cell division in the zygote
  • The evolution of the zygote