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Ovulation

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The process of ovulation occurs every month in the organism of the woman. It consists of the egg leaving the ovary and falling into the Fallopian tube. There are two ovaries in the female reproductive system that take turns in releasing a ready for fertilization egg.

As an infant when gonads are formed, primordial germ cells move and find their place in the gonads. Then these cells differentiate into oogonia. Typical of these cells is that they divide using mitosis multiple times and increase in number. Each cell then is surrounded by a circle of epithelium cells that are flat, called follicular cells. Read more