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Fig. 4. A low—power survey micrograph through the mid-polar axis of an oocyte in a primordial follicle

Note that most of the organelles are concentrated in one pole of the oocyte; compare with Fig. 9.5. II 44-1; Karnovsky fixative; uranyl and lead stain. x 2700.

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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