Cytoplasmic and cortical factors participating in cleavage furrow formation in eggs of three amphibian genera; Ambystoma, Xenopus and Cynops.

  • Tatsuo Sawai
  • Published 1983 in Journal of embryology and experimental morphology


A cytoplasmic factor and a cortical factor participating in cleavage furrow formation had been previously found in Cynops eggs (Sawai, 1972). These were investigated in the present study in Ambystoma and Xenopus eggs, by the method of cytoplasmic or cortical transplantation. Results were practically similar to those previously obtained with Cynops… (More)

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