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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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enteritidis is not often deposited inside the nutrient-rich yolks of naturally contaminated eggs, penetration by the bacteria through the vitelline membrane into the yolk could result in a rapid increase in bacterial levels.
Oocytes are paired at their vegetal poles following removal of their vitelline membranes and become electrically coupled via gap junctions.
Although we used Sigmacote-coated petri dishes and glass pipettes to prevent adhesion, it is still possible that the vitelline membranes of many embryos were ruptured during experimental manipula tion.