Human egg cell

Human egg cell

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Caption: Human egg cell. Light micrograph of a mature human egg cell (ovum). Immature ova (oocytes) mature in ovarian follicles within the ovaries. Once mature the follicle ruptures, releasing the mature ovum ready for fertilisation. The ovum is released with a number of cumulus cells (small round blobs). Here the ovum is outside of its normal environment (in vitro) and has lost most of these cells. The zona pellucida can be seen surrounding the ovum. This plays an important role in fertilisation by a spermatozoa (sperm). If fertilisation does not occur the zona pellucida is important in triggering the death of the oocyte.

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