maturation division


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maturation division

n.
Either of the two successive cell divisions of meiosis, with only one duplication of the chromosomes, that results in the formation of haploid gametes.
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1996) were reported for the in vitro maturation of immature follicular oocytes that the nucleus of oocytes arrested at the prophase-I of the first maturation division reinitiated maturation division and reached the metaphase of the second meiosis by performing in vitro culture for 44-46 h.
Maturation division of oocytes was induced with 2 [micro]M of 1-methyladenine (1-MeAde; Sigma-Aldrich, St.
Oocytes fertilized immediately following germinal vesicle breakdown (GVBD) extruded a second polar body 1 [1/2] h after treatment with 1-MeAde, completing their maturation division (Fig.