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The vitelline membrane is a structure directly adjacent to the outer surface of the plasma membrane of an ovum. It is composed mostly of protein fibers, with protein receptors needed for sperm binding, binding to sperm plasma membrane receptors. The species-specificity between these receptors contributes to prevention of breeding between different species.
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Aspects of the topic vitelline-membrane are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References affected by fertilization ( in fertilization (reproduction): Formation of the fertilization membrane ) ...follow fertilization occur at the egg surface. The best known example, that of the sea urchin egg, is described below. An immediate response...
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... open in the plasma membrane (BELOW the jelly coat/vitelline layer. ... Thus, any additional sperm are released from the vitelline membrane and no more bind. ...
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The European ... Drosophila vitelline membrane genes contain a 114 base pair ... melanogaster genes encoding vitelline membrane proteins. ...
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The European Bioinformatics Institute ... GO:0030704 vitelline membrane formation. Function ... Crystal structure of vitelline membrane outer layer protein I ...
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BioInfoBank Library :: Vitelline Membrane :: THE DISPENSABILITY OF COMPLEMENT ... growth & development; Tissue Culture; Virus Replication; Vitelline Membrane; ...
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Comparison of vitelline membrane strength amongst breeds of commercial layers (abstract) ... and elasticity of the vitelline membrane is important for both ...
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Jensen C. Ultrastructural changes in the avian vitelline membrane during embryonic development. ... components of the vitelline membrane of hen's egg. ...
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vitelline membrane. Guest. Tuesday, August 4, 2009. Knowledge Repository > MSUE ... poultry science > egg characteristics > egg membranes > vitelline membrane ...
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Human protein-coding gene VMO1. Represented by 37 ESTs from 22 cDNA libraries. ... Homo sapiens vitelline membrane outer layer 1 homolog (chicken), mRNA (cDNA ...
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The dictionary term vitelline membrane was found in Taber's Medical Dictionary Online, along with 60,000 other medical and nursing definitions and dictionary terms. ...
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A lectin with an affinity for certain sulphated polysaccharides, such as fucoidin and dextran sulphate, has been isolated from the vitelline membrane of hens' eggs ...
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Definition of vitelline membrane in the Online Dictionary. Meaning of vitelline membrane. ... vitelline membrane. Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia, ...
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