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One possible explanation for these observations is provided by the ‘nurse cell model’, which postulates that physiological germ cell death serves a homeostatic function. Indeed, the many nuclei in the distal part of the germline are not only potential gametes, they also function as de facto nurse cells, by contributing to growth of the common syncytium from which oocytes mature. However, while a large number of nuclei in the distal gonad arm is required for optimal oogenesis, only a few cell nuclei are needed to generate the mature oocytes found in the proximal gonad.

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