Male or Female Reproductive Cells are called gametes


Male Gametes are called sperms

Female Gametes cells are called ova or eggs


Sexual Reproduction happens when Male and Female Gametes fuse with each other to form Zygote

Male Gametes and Female gametes fertilized cell - Teachoo.jpg


Difference between Male and Female Gametes


Male Gamete

Female Gamete

It is called sperm

It is called ova or egg

It has a head, middle piece and long tail

It does not have a tail

It has big nucleus and small cytoplasm

It has small nucleus and large cytoplasm

sperm Cell - Teachoo.png

A human Egg Nuclues - Teachoo.png




  1. Class 8
  2. Chapter 9 Class 8 - Reproduction In Animals

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