pronucleus

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the nucleus of the ovum or sperm after fertilization but before they fuse to form the nucleus of the zygote

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The eggs are opaque and the pronucleus is invisible, which makes it almost impossible to inject the DNA solution into the male or female pronucleus of the fertilized eggs, which is generally required in gene transfer with microinjection.