||This animation shows the maternal and paternal pronuclei coming together following fertilization to form the first diploid cell, the zygote.
The process occurs within the zona pellucida (yellow), showing the three maternal polar bodies (green) generated by meiosis and the egg and spermatozoa nuclei (blue) loosing their nuclear membrane and the genomes combining.
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Source: UNSW Embryology Thanks to the late Prof William Larsen for allowing permission to use animations based on images from his textbook. (More? movie technical information)
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Hill, M.A. (2013) Development Animation - Pronuclear Fusion. Retrieved June 19, 2013, from http://php.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php?title=Development_Animation_-_Pronuclear_Fusion
- Dr Mark Hill 2013, UNSW Embryology ISBN: 978 0 7334 2609 4 - UNSW CRICOS Provider Code No. 00098G