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maternal cytoplasm, mitochondrina

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so besides maternal cytoplasm and mitochondria...is there anything else that the mother contributes...what about the other organelles?
 

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kaustikos is right, besides the haploid nucleus the sperm does not contribute anything to the zygote. All the organelles are provided by the mother. Although, I remember from embryology class that the fathers dna makes sure that the placenta is large enough for the fetus to survive.
 
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