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

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The ovaries are then dried lightly with sterile paper towels and primary oocytes are recovered from 1-6 mm vesicular follicles.
In 1995, a successful human birth was reported by Frank Barnes after in vitro primary oocyte maturation (IVM), ICSI, and assisted hatching (68).
Immature ovaries could be distinguished histologically from regenerating ovaries by the diameter of the primary oocytes (W.
In some individuals, ovaries contained only oogonia, but in other females at a more advanced stage of development and with larger ovaries, both oogonia and primary oocytes in the perinucleolar stage were present.
This situation produced high oocyte growth rates and generated continuous production of primary oocytes, rapid oocyte growth, and accumulation of ripe oocyte before spawning.
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