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Preparation of Mammalian oocytes for transmission electron microscopy.
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PMID:  23138955     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The visualization of subcellular organelles and structures is a valuable tool for understanding cellular changes that occur in oocytes and early embryos as a result of genetic alterations, incubation conditions, drug treatments, and many other manipulations. Preparing oocytes for transmission electron microscopic analysis can be challenging as these cells cannot be visualized without a microscope and they are more susceptible to mechanical disruption during manipulation. Here we describe methods for immobilizing oocytes on either a solid surface or within a matrix and then document our embedding techniques which work well for preserving the ultrastructure of the mouse oocyte.
Lynne Anguish; Scott Coonrod
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)     Volume:  957     ISSN:  1940-6029     ISO Abbreviation:  Methods Mol. Biol.     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214969     Medline TA:  Methods Mol Biol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Baker Institute for Animal Health, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.
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