Developmental Biology Journal
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 426369, 6 pages
Actin Colocalization with Metaphase Chromosomes of the Second Meiosis in Ovulated Mouse Oocytes
Institute of Cytology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Tikhoretsky Avenue 4, Saint Petersburg 194064, Russia
Received 13 November 2012; Accepted 18 February 2013
Academic Editor: Tetsuya Kojima
Copyright © 2013 Natalie Bogolyubova and Alexander Ginzburg. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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