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Fig. 1. Mid-polar section through an oocyte in a primordial follicle

Closely applied to the spherical vesicular nucleus is the crescent—shaped Balbiani’s vitelline body (between asterisks at lower right against nucleus) formed by peripheral dense granules (mitochondria) and a central paler area (cytoeentrum) surrounding a dense body. H 48, H —l— 14}. X 560.

AL, annulate lamellae

C, Cortex

CA, compound aggregates

CF, coarse fiber

CH, cell chromatin

F, follicle cell

G, Golgi complex

H, heterochromatin

I, interchromatin granules

MT, microtubules

N, nucleus

NU, nucleolus

O, oocyte

P, projection

VA, vesicular aggregates

Note: In the legends the II number which identifies each patient is followed by another number identifying the particular oocyte represented.


Hertig AT. and Adams EC. Studies on the human oocyte and its follicle. I. Ultrastructural and histochemical observations on the primordial follicle stage. (1967) J Cell Biol. 34(2):647-75. PMID 4292010


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