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Fusion of large and small karyoplasts produced from metaphase II mouse oocytes with interphase blastomeres from 2-cell and 8-cell embryos (volume ratio of partners, 1:1) results in premature chromosome condensation (PCC) of the interphase nucleus in the majority of the fusion products (hybrids). Fused under the same experimental protocol, oocyte-derived(More)
Swiss albino and C57BL/10 eggs from induced ovulations, and spontaneously ovulated A eggs, were activated in vitro by a heat shock of 44 degrees C for 5 to 7-5 min and cultured in the presence of 10 mug/ml of Cytochalasin B (CB) for 5-8 h. The activation rate was about 70% in Swiss albino, 40% in C57BL and 90% in A eggs. CB suppressed second polar body(More)
The aim of this study was to estimate how many blastomeres of the 4-cell mouse embryo contribute cells to the embryo proper and finally to the animal. To this end, 4-cell embryos of pigmented and albino genotypes were disaggregated and single blastomeres (henceforth called '1/4' or 'quarter' blastomeres) were reaggregated in the following combinations: one(More)
The activation of M-phase promoting factor (MPF) in one-cell mouse embryo is independent from the nucleus. Other autonomous phenomena include the cortical activity observed at the end of the first cell cycle and the reorganization of the microtubule network. Here, we observed that the autonomous control of MPF activation is present also in two-cell mouse(More)
The ultrastructure of oocyte and sperm nuclei was studied in mouse ovarian oocytes inseminated in vitro and cultured for 1 1/2 and 3 h in a medium containing dbcAMP or lacking the maturation inhibitor. In oocytes blocked at the germinal vesicle (GV) stage, certain maturation-linked changes were noted. Sperm apposition and sperm-oocyte fusion were similar to(More)
With the help of the technique of Sendai virus-mediated cell fusion, hybrid cells were produced between two maturing oocytes, between maturing oocytes or mature secondary oocytes and interphase blastomeres from 2-cell embryos, and between secondary oocytes and follicle cells (FC). In the first case giant oocytes form and in these the two groups of(More)
bc Alek Tarkowski c (a) Kennisland.nl; (b) Institute for Information Law (IViR); (c) Centrum Cyfrowe Projekt: Polska Abstract In 2013 the European Union amended the Directive on Public Sector Information, establishing the principle that all available information produced and collected by public sector institutions must be made available for reuse under open(More)