Role of the cytoskeleton during early development

W. M. Bement, G. I. Gallicano, David Capco

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Oocytes, eggs, and embryos from a diverse array of species have evolved cytoskeletal specializations which allow them to meet the needs of early embryogenesis. While each species studied possesses one or more specializations which are unique, several cytoskeletal features are widely conserved across different animal phyla. These features include highlydeveloped cortical cytoskeletal domains associated with developmental information, microtubulemediated pronuclear transport, and rapid intracellular signalregulated control of cytoskeletal organization.1992 WileyLiss, Inc. Copyright1992 WileyLiss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-48
Number of pages26
JournalMicroscopy Research and Technique
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 15 1992


  • Detergent extraction
  • Embryogenesis
  • Localization
  • Signal transduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Histology
  • Instrumentation
  • Medical Laboratory Technology


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