Germinal vesicle breakdown in the mouse oocyte.

Germinal vesicle breakdown in mouse oocytes in vivo and in vitro has been examined by electron microscopy. In vitro oocytes were studied immediately after release from follicles and at various times (05-11 h) in culture. Approximately 30 min after oocyte release, chromatin condensation begins along the convoluted nuclear envelope (NE). Chromatin granules… CONTINUE READING