vitelline membrane


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vitelline membrane

[vī′tel‚ēn ′mem‚brān]
(cell and molecular biology)
The cytoplasmic membrane on the surface of the mammalian ovum.
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A rapid method for evaluating the strength of the vitelline membrane of the hen's egg yolk.
In order to examine the capacity of fresh and modified vitelline membrane to support growth of adherent cells in vitro we made use of three different cell types [] 3T3 cells (ATCC CCL-92), HeLa cells (UKKK.
Polyspermy can occur when the concentration of sperm lysin becomes so high that the vitelline membrane is completely dissolved, leading to low or no fertilization (Lewis et al.
Embryos were considered normal if blastomeres of equal size were present within the boundaries of the vitelline membrane.