fertilization membrane

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Noun1.fertilization membrane - the membrane that forms around a fertilized ovum and prevents penetration by additional spermatozoon
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
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01 mol/1 EDTA; 10% Triton X-100; 1% DMSO), whereas slides containing embryonic genetic material were soaked for 2 wk to facilitate proper lysis of the fertilization membrane.
Fertilization was recognized by the appearance of a thick fertilization membrane (Fig.
These cells did not form the compact cap and were instead suspended in the perivitelline fluid, moving inside the fertilization membrane with rotation of the blastula.
Release of ovoperoxidase from sea urchin eggs hardens fertilization membrane with tyrosine crosslinks.
The resulting embryos were passed through a Nytex filter (120 [micro]m) to physically remove the fertilization membrane and to dissociate the blastomeres.
This was evinced by the elevated fertilization membrane and the numerous spermatozoa surrounding the eggs (Fig.
apiculata causes a cortical granule reaction that is followed by the elevation of a fertilization membrane a few minutes later.