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Figure 5: Early atresia of a 0.8 mm follicle with disappearing membrana basalis (MB) and with granulation of the oocyte cytoplasm. Numerous cell mitoses (thick arrow) and some atretic bodies (thin arrows) are found in the granulose layer. (Ewe 32 days postpartum, staining H-E, 100 μm bar, 400x).