Human fertilisation, artwork

Human fertilisation, artwork

P648/0229 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.6MB

Downloadable file size: 993.5KB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Fertilisation. Computer artwork of sperm cells attempting to penetrate a human egg (bottom left corner). Each sperm (spermatozoan) has a rounded head and a long tail which it uses to both swim and burrow into the egg. Women usually release one egg (ovum) per month, whereas men release millions of sperm in each ejaculation. Only one of these sperm will penetrate the egg's thick outer layer (zona pellucida) and fertilise it. Fertilisation occurs when the sperm's genetic material (deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA) fuses with the egg's DNA forming a zygote. When this occurs the egg forms a barrier to other sperm.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: artwork, beginning, beginnings, biological, biology, cell, cell biology, cells, conception, egg, female, fertilisation, fertilising, fertilization, fertilizing, gamete, gametes, head, human body, illustration, images, life, magnified image, male, microscopic subjects, origin, ova, ovum, penetrate, penetrating, penetration, reproduction, sex cell, sexual reproduction, sperm, spermatozoa, spermatozoan, start, tail, winner, zona pellucida

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.