Balbiani's vitelline body

Balbiani's vitelline body
yolk nucleus or the dark circular body that appears in the cytoplasm very near the nucleus during the perinuclear stage of oogenesis

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • yolk nucleus — Intensely osmiophilic body located near the nucleus; vitelline body; Balbiani s body …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • yolk nucleus — a special area of the cytoplasm of an oocyte in which the synthetic activities leading to the accumulation of food supplies in the oocyte are apparently initiated; called also vitelline body and Balbiani n. or body …   Medical dictionary

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