The temporal and spatial relationships between cortical contraction, sperm trail formation, and pronuclear migration in fertilizedXenopus eggs

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The cortical contraction begins 4 min after insemination and one minute after prick activation. During the next 4 min, the pigment margin moves 15 degrees toward the animal pole. The cortex then relaxes to the prefertilization level over the next 10 min. Contrary to earlier estimations, the cortical contraction occurs during the same time span as the wave… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00848411

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