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oocyte

[′ō·ə‚sīt]
(histology)
An egg before the completion of maturation.
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a) Working space was separated, with various designated areas; dirty benches for aspirations, clean benches for media preparation and sterile spaces for oocytes and embryo handling and manipulations.
Mean oocyte diameters were determined both for all oocytes together (or the section of the ovary as a whole), as well as for each separate stage (i.
Each sample was cut as a cross-section of the ovary to ensure a representative ratio of oocytes and surrounding ovarian tissue was present.
Mature (MA) ovaries contain a discernible clutch of oocytes in addition to a recruitment stock of smaller oocytes.
After 13-14 hr, mice were sacrificed by cervical dislocation and oocytes at the second metaphase of meiosis (MII) were collected from oviductal ampullae.
3D and 4D): The acini of uniform size are completely filled by mature oocytes with a relatively homogenous size, and a visible nucleus occupies the lumen.
From these fish, 4428 oocytes--with more than 300 oocytes from each maturity phase (I=961; II=1106; III=1046; IV=381; V=934)--were measured for their diameter with an image analysis program (Image-Pro Plus, vers.
The denuded oocytes were cultured in tissue culture medium (TCM) 199 containing 10 [micro]g/mL Hoechst 33,342 for 30 min in humidified air.
The most important point in IVM is the optimized culture media since immature oocytes have immature cumulus cells that may lead to diminished nutritional support for oocytes in vitro (2).
System should allow unattended recordings from oocytes placed in a standard 96 or 384 multi-well plates.
No significant differences were observed, however, for each outcome between stimulated and unstimulated cycles following logistic regression and adjustment for maternal age, year of treatment, previous IVF cycles, previous live birth, number of oocytes retrieved (<20 or >20), and day of embryo transfer (cleavage or blastocyst stage), Dr.
To demonstrate that imatinib protects oocytes against cisplatin, Kim and colleagues cultured ovaries (containing the immature eggs) from five-day-old mice with imatinib and cisplatin for 96 hours.