Credit: TAKE THE WIND/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Animation of sperm cells attempting to fertilise a human egg (ovum). Fertilisation occurs when the sperm's genetic material (deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA) fuses with the egg's DNA, forming a zygote. Only one sperm cell may penetrate the egg's outer layer, as after that it becomes impervious to other sperm.

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Keywords: animated, animation, cell, cells, conception, egg, female, fertilisation, fertilised, fertilising, fertilization, fertilized, fertilizing, gamete, gametes, healthcare, male, new life, ovum, penetrating, penetration, reproduction, reproductive, sex, sexual, sperm, spermatozoa, spermatozoon

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Human fertilisation

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Duration: 00:00:14.24

Frame size: 1280x720

Frame rate: 25

Audio: No

Format: QuickTime, Photo JPEG 100%, progressive scan, square pixels

File size: 147.4M

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Capture format: QuickTime Animation

Codec: Animation

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