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oocyte

[′ō·ə‚sīt]
(histology)
An egg before the completion of maturation.
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Ces fluctuations des taux hormonaux ovariens sont correlees avec l'evolution du poids des ovaires (Fig.1) et le developpement des ovocytes au cours du premier cycle reproductif de cette espece (Tail et al.
In fertilization, ovocyte self-activation constitutes a basic injury located at the origin of life, which can be triggered by the concentration of molecules coming from cellular catabolism.
Fecundity estimates ranged from 19 x [10.sup.4] to 110 x [10.sup.4] ovocytes per individual and the average of the 24 adults measuring 23 cm to 42 cm in length was 54 x [10.sup.4] ovocytes per individual.
These embryos have been obtained after the fusion of a Saolas cell nucleus to the cytoplasm from the ovocyte of a filogenetically close species, such as cattle.
Les ovocytes porcins sont les plus vulnerables a la deoxynivalenol mycotoxine pendant la formation du fuseau meiotique.
"Since there is such a wide diversity in the abundance and size of the ovocytes in the sexually mature young males of O.
This follicular development will determine the production and release of the first wave of mature ovocytes during the initial ovulation in puberty, starting the fertile life of the female (Greenwald & Roy).
According to Grotta and Lunetta (1980), the lower somatic growth in later stages could be related to higher energy expenditure by females in the production of ovocytes and in the syntheses of yolk, and by the males in the production of sperm.
Previous studies have shown that this fish is a synchronous spawner (also known as a total or isochronal spawner), with two groups of different sized ovocytes; the larger diameter group is released during the first spawning (Young et al., 1999).