Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Fertilization

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3791

The union of the haploid male and female gametes to produce a diploid zygote, marking the start of the development of a new individual and the beginning of cell differentiation.

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