What we have now to understand by the ovum, the egg, or the egg-cell, is the microscopical germ which I have just described.
The nucleus of the egg-cell is distinguished as the germinal vesicle, and its nucleolus as the germinal spot.
Histologically the ovum, or egg-cell, is nearly identical in all animals, whether vertebrate or invertebrate.
From the perfect oneing of the two parent nuclei in the egg-cell results a recoil or new assertion.
To comprehend the relation of the male and female to the egg-cell is almost as much as to solve all those mysteries.
Their psychic and their physical dynamic is the same in the solar plexus and lumbar ganglion as in the two nuclei of the egg-cell.
It contains the nucleus of the egg-cell (see fig. 23) and is called the cicatricula.
Self-fertilization occurs when the pollen of a given flower affects the egg-cell of the same individual flower.
The latter he regarded as arising directly from the egg-cell, and never from somatic cells.
Here, then (Fig. 29), we see the complex processes of karyokinesis in the first two stages of egg-cell division.