Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 41 - Self-Quiz - Page 741: 9



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During ovulation, the secondary oocyte froze during the metaphase stage of meiosis II. Once the sperm membrane binds with the membrane of the oocyte, this triggers the oocyte to complete meiosis II. The cytoplasmic division that follows meiosis II is unequal, thus giving rise to the mature egg, or ovum, and a polar body.
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