Stages of oocyte development in the pipefish, Syngnathus scovelli.

  title={Stages of oocyte development in the pipefish, Syngnathus scovelli.},
  author={Paul C Begovac and Robin A. Wallace},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  volume={197 3},
Oocyte development occurs in a temporal and spatial pattern in the ovary of the pipefish, Syngnathus scovelli. Cytological observations combined with [3 H]thymidine uptake and cell culture were used as criteria to identify six stages of oocyte development in this species. Stage I-Oogonia, found within the germinal ridge. Stage II-Oocytes in primary growth, subdivided into (1) chromatin-nucleolus oocytes in early prophase I of meiosis, also found within the germinal ridge, and (2) perinucleolar… CONTINUE READING
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