oocyte

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a female gametocyte that develops into an ovum after two meiotic divisions

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We investigated several such factors including germinal vesicle (GV) chromatin configuration, CG migration, mitochondrial distribution, AcH3K9 levels, and apoptotic nuclear features of BCB+, BCB-, and control oocytes.
In vitro maturation and fertilization of goat oocytes vitrified at the germinal vesicle stage.
Inositol trisphosphate, inositol phospholipid metabolism, and germinal vesicle breakdown in surf clam oocytes.
1992): primary growth, cortical alveoli, partially yolked, advanced yolked, germinal vesicle migration, germinal vesicle breakdown, and hydrated oocytes.
To ensure that each section passed through the center of the gamete, measurements were made only in oocytes that displayed a well-defined germinal vesicle.
The rates of pseudoantrum formation, number of mucified oocytes, number of oocytes developed to the germinal vesicle breakdown (GVBD) and MII stages, and number of oocytes activated (cleaved) and developed to blastocysts after activation were examined.
The chromatin configuration in the germinal vesicle (GV) oocyte progressively shifted from a non-surrounded nucleolus (NSN) to a surrounded nucleolus (SN).