Ngaire H. Hart

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Activation of the teleost (Brachydanio) fish egg includes the exocytosis of cortical granules, the construction of a mosaic surface consisting of the unfertilized egg plasma membrane and the limiting membranes of the cortical granules, and the appearance of coated and smooth vesicles in the cytoplasm (Donovan and Hart, '82). Unfertilized and activated eggs(More)
Actin and nonmuscle myosin heavy chain (myosin-II) have been identified and localized in the cortex of unfertilized zebrafish eggs using techniques of SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, immunoblotting, and fluorescence microscopy. Whole egg mounts, egg fragments, cryosections, and cortical membrane patches probed with rhodamine phalloidin, fluorescent(More)
We have examined the cortex of the teleost (Brachydanio rerio) egg before and during exocytosis of cortical granules by scanning, transmission, and freeze-fracture electron microscopy. In the unactivated egg, the P-face of the plasma membrane exhibits a random distribution of intramembranous particles, showing a density of 959/micron2 and an average(More)
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