Mariusz K. Jaglarz

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The results of systematic cytochemical and EM studies on the distribution of actin filaments and microtubules in hymenopteran nurse cells are presented. We demonstrate that each nurse cell nucleus is surrounded by a thick three-dimensional cage of microtubules that is engaged in maintaining the position of the nuclei in the cell centers during the flow of(More)
A conserved feature of germ cells in many animal species is the presence of perinuclear electron-dense material called the "nuage" that is believed to be a precursor of germinal (or polar or P) granules. In Xenopus oogenesis the nuage is first observed near the nuclear envelope and subsequently in close contact with mitochondria, at which stage it is called(More)
The oocytes of many invertebrate and non-mammalian vertebrate species are not only asymmetrical but also polar in the distribution of organelles, localized RNAs and proteins, and the oocyte polarity dictates the patterning of the future embryo. Polarily located within the oocytes of many species is the Balbiani body (Bb), which in Xenopus is known to be(More)
We have developed a simple and reliable method of preserving antigen immunoreactivity with concomitant excellent retention of the cell ultrastructure. Using this method, we have been able to follow the origin and developmental stages of nuage accumulations within the nurse cell/oocyte syncytium in the ovary of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, at the(More)
Remipedia are enigmatic crustaceans of uncertain phylogenetic position with the general consensus that they are crucial for understanding the crustacean/arthropod evolution. It has been demonstrated previously that the features of the ovary organization and subcellular aspects of oogenesis are useful in resolving phylogenetic relationships in arthropods(More)
Recent molecular studies have indicated a close relationship between Crustacea and Hexapoda and postulated their unification into the Pancrustacea/Tetraconata clade. Certain molecular analyses have also suggested that the crustacean lineage, which includes the Branchiopoda, might be the sister group of Hexapoda. We test this hypothesis by analyzing the(More)
In fly ovaries, the follicular epithelium surrounding germline cells diversifies into several morphologically distinct cell subpopulations. This complex process is crucial for the formation of a regionally complex eggshell and establishment of polarity of the future embryo. Morphogenetic changes accompanying patterning of the follicular epithelium have been(More)
In insects, the ovarian follicular epithelium morphogenesis has been intensively studied and best characterized in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. It is well established that initially identical somatic follicular cells (FCs) form a simple epithelium overlying the germline cells, but during oogenesis, they diversify into a number of morphologically(More)
In insect ovaries, germ line cells are surrounded by somatic cells that initially form a uniform follicular epithelium. The subsequent diversification of the follicular cells into several subpopulations enables specification of distinct structures in different regions of complex eggshells. It also influences the patterning of the future embryo. These(More)
Within the oocyte nucleus of many insect species, a variable number of intensely stained spherical bodies occur. These nuclear bodies differ significantly from nucleoli and their precise role in nuclei has not been elucidated yet. I have examined some of the histochemical properties as well as the molecular composition of these structures in a(More)