Surface architecture of the mouse and hamster zona pellucida and oocyte

David M. Phillips*, Ruth Shalgi

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Abstract

The surface of the mouse and hamster zona pellucida and oocyte were examined with the scanning electron microscope. Both zonae and ova were studied before fertilization, at the time of fertilization, during development of the zygote, and following cleavage. No change was observed in surface of the mouse or hamster zona pellucida or oocyte. These observation are in contrast to previous studies which have described marked changes in surface of the mouse zona and oocyte at fertilization and during early development. It is suggested that previous workers may have confused preparative artifacts with developmental changes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Ultrastructure Research
Volume72
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

Funding

FundersFunder number
Rockefeller Foundation

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