Oogenesis: single cell development and differentiation.

  title={Oogenesis: single cell development and differentiation.},
  author={Jia L Song and Julian L. Wong and Gary M Wessel},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  volume={300 1},
Oocytes express a unique set of genes that are essential for their growth, for meiotic recombination and division, for storage of nutrients, and for fertilization. We have utilized the newly sequenced genome of Strongylocentrotus purpuratus to identify genes that help the oocyte accomplish each of these tasks. This study emphasizes four classes of genes that are specialized for oocyte function: (1) Transcription factors: many of these factors are not significantly expressed in embryos, but are… CONTINUE READING


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