From Embryology

--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)

  • 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.