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Ovary - Tunica Albuginea

Primordial follicles are located in the cortex just beneath the ovary thick outer connective tissue layer (tunica albuginea) and thin covering epithelium (germinal epithelium).

One layer of flattened follicular cells surround the oocyte (about 30 µm in diameter).

The nucleus of the oocyte is positioned eccentric in the cell. It appears very light and contains a prominent nucleolus.

Most organelles of the oocyte aggregate in the centre of the cell, where they form the vitelline body (probably not visible in any of the available preparations).

Ovary histology: Tunica Albuginea x20 | Tunica albuginea, Germinal epithelium x40 | Primary follicle, primordial follicle, oocyte, x40 | Secondary follicle, cumulus oophorus, zona pelucida, granulosa cells, oocyte x20 | Corpus luteum, theca lutein cells, granulosa lutein cells, Loupe | Corpus luteum, theca lutein cells, granulosa lutein cells, x10 | Corpus luteum, theca lutein cells, granulosa lutein cells, x40 | Corpus albicans, primary follicle, primordial follicle, granulosa cells, oocyte x20 | Menstrual Cycle | Ovary Development

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