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Microtubules are responsible for the asymmetrical distribution of organelles in the oocytes of the hymenopteran, Chrysis ignita.

@article{Adamska1997MicrotubulesAR,
  title={Microtubules are responsible for the asymmetrical distribution of organelles in the oocytes of the hymenopteran, Chrysis ignita.},
  author={Maria Adamska and Szczepan M Bilinski},
  journal={Folia histochemica et cytobiologica},
  year={1997},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={
          221-5
        }
}
Previous morphological investigations have shown that the distribution of cellular organelles and reserve materials in hymenopteran oocytes is uneven and often gradient-like. It has been suggested that the microtubular cytoskeleton is responsible for creating and/or maintaining the distribution gradients. To test this hypothesis, adult females of the hymenopteran, Chrysis ignita were treated with a microtubule-assemble inhibitor, colchicine. The experiment resulted in a number of abnormalities… 
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