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(English) The sperm or unfertilized egg of animals that transmit the parental genetic information to offspring. In plants, functionally equivalent structures are found in pollen and ovules. (See also: gene, allele, sperm)
(French) Le sperme ou l’oeuf non fertilisé d'animaux qui transmettent l'information génétique parentale à la progéniture. Fonctionnellement les structures équivalents trouvées dans les pollens et les ovules des plantes. (See also: gene, allele, sperm)
(Portuguese) Esperma ou óvulo animal que transmite a informação genética parental à descendência. (See also: gene, allele, sperm)

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