Oocyte Cross Section, SEM

Oocyte Cross Section, SEM

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Caption: Colour enhanced Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) showing an oocyte from a rat in cross section. The circular structure in the centre is the nucleus, which carries the genetic information. The surrounding cytoplasm contains a wealth of nutrients and information for the initial development of the fertilized oocyte. Numerous cell processes that impinge on the plasma membrane of the oocyte actually contain channels that transmit nutrients and signals between the oocyte and the cells. Magnification: 3,000X at 8x10 print size.

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Keywords: anatomical, anatomy, biological, biology, cell, cytoplasm, egg, egg cell, electron micrograph, female, female anatomy, female reproduction, female reproductive system, germ cell, histological, histology, medical, membrane, micrograph, micrography, microscopy, nucleus, oocyte, ovum, plasma membrane, reproduction, scanning electron micrograph, science, sem

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