--Mark Hill 09:07, 4 May 2012 (EST) Lecture links updated to 2011 series.
Balbiani - Balbiani, Edouard Gérard, 1825-1899 Leçons sur les sporozoaires, cours d'embryogénie comparée du College de France (1884) http://sloan.archive.org/details/leonssurlesspo00balb
- For 150 years, the role of the Balbiani body remained a complete mystery
- it was commonly believed to participate either in the formation of lipids or in the multiplication of mitochondria (Guraya, 1979).
- 1993, Kloc et al. showed that the Balbiani body/mitochondrial cloud in Xenopus is a vehicle that transports localized RNA to the vegetal pole of the oocyte.