By Lucinda L. Veeck

Exchanging and superseding all different works during this sector, Dr. Lucinda L. Veeck's An Atlas of Human Gametes and Conceptuses is the single publication now in print that exhibits the common and unusual morphology of human oocytes, sperm, and preembryos amassed and cultured throughout the process in vitro fertilization remedy. Brilliantly illustrated with enormous quantities of unique photos in colour in addition to black and white, the booklet additionally info and completely illustrates particular new reproductive applied sciences and offers the reader with either a thesaurus and a concise background of in vitro fertilization. contains bibliographic references and index.

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C ortical granule exocytosis from the ooplasm ic periphery causes a H um an fertilization begins w hen a sperm atozoon, chem ical alteration o f the zona pellucida w hich w ith its haploid num ber o f ch rom osom es, passes generally ren ders it im p erm eable to oth er sperm . through oo cy te cellu lar in vestm en ts and m akes Thu s, the oocyte is said to b ecom e activated by its co n tact w ith the p ro tectiv e zona p ellucid a that fusion w ith the sp erm ato zo o n . It co m p letes its su rround s the oocyte.

The m orphological assessment o f human 19. Mansour RT, A boulghar MA, Serour Gl, Abbass AM. oocytes and early concepti. In: Keel BA, W e b s te r C o cu ltu re o f human pronucleate oocytes w ith th e ir B W , eds. Laboratory Diagnosis and cumulus cells. H um Reprod 1994;9:1727 Treatm ent of Infertility. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 1990:353 20. Menezo YJ, Sakkas D, Janny L. C o cu ltu re o f the early 10. H e rb e rt M, W o lste n h o lm e J, M erdoch AP, B utler human em bryo: Factors affecting human blastocyst TJ.

Of m o rp h o lo g ica lly im m ature human oocytes in a program o f in v itro fe rtiliza tio n . Fertil Steril 1983:39:594 19. Sathananthan A H , T rounson A O , W o o d C. Atlas o f Fine Structure o f Hum an Sperm Penetration, Eggs, and 30. Nagy ZP, Cecile J, Liu J, et al. Pregnancy and birth Embryos Cultured In Vitro. N e w Y ork: Praeger, 1986:5 after intracytoplasm ic sperm injection o f in v itro m atured germinal vesicle stage oocytes: Case rep ort. 20. Sathananthan A H , T rounson A O .

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