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FRANCIS LEROY & EVE CHAUVET, BIOCOSMOS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY FRANCIS LEROY & EVE CHAUVET, BIOCOSMOS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Animation showing several hamster sperm fusing with an egg cell during fertilisation. The sperm are divided into 3 main regions: a head, neck and tail. The head contains the genetic material in the form of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). The tail of the sperm acts as a propeller for the sperm to swim towards the egg.
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