Table 1

Timing of morphological and biochemical changes in the unfertilized Xenopus eggs deposited into different buffers.

Egg

environment

Change in egg morphology

Meiotic exit

Caspase acti-

vation

Increase in egg diameter


Water (j)

within 6 h

within 12 h

18-36 h

12-18 h

DB buffer (d)

within 12 h

within 18 h

24-36 h

24-36 h

OR-2 (j)

within 12 h

within 18 h

30-48 h

24-36 h

OR-2 (d)

within 12 h

within 18 h

24-36 h

24-36 h


(d) and (j) denote dejellied and jelly-coated eggs, respectively.

Tokmakov et al. BMC Cell Biology 2011 12:56   doi:10.1186/1471-2121-12-56

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