Lesson Flashcards: Artificial Reproduction

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Cryopreservation

A process that enables the long-term conservation of biological material by cooling cells to very low temperatures, where enzymatic and chemical reactions that could damage the biological material are stopped

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Clone

A genetically identical copy of an organism or DNA sequence

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Artificial insemination

The process of transferring sperm directly into the female reproductive tract to achieve pregnancy

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Enucleation

The process of removing a nucleus from a cell

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Artificial reproduction

The aided creation of a new organism with the use of assisted reproductive technologies

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DNA cloning

The process of making more copies of a particular segment of DNA

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In vitro fertilization (IVF)

The process by which an egg is fertilized by a sperm in a Petri dish in a laboratory to allow parents to reproduce where they would otherwise be unable to

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