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Mouse Oocyte Electron Micrograph

Surface of a mouse oocyte This transmission electron micrograph shows the cortex of a mouse oocyte that was undergoing fertilization. Microvilli are present on the oocyte's surface and the zona pellucida is visible surrounding the oocyte.

The scale bar is 1 micron

NCBI Organism Classification: Mus musculus

Cell Type: oocyte

Cellular Component: cell cortex, microvillus, zona pellucida

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The sample was fixed using glutaraldehyde and osmium tetroxide, embedded in plastic, sectioned, and stained with uranyl acetate and lead citrate. The image was taken with a Phillips 500 transmission electron microscope.


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Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2024, April 13) Embryology Mouse oocyte and zona pellucida EM01a.jpg. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/File:Mouse_oocyte_and_zona_pellucida_EM01a.jpg

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