, Volume 36, Issue 4, pp 454–456 | Cite as

Scanning electron microscopy of cells from hydroxyurea-arrested blastulae ofXenopus laevis

  • A. R. Kurais
  • M. Stanisstreet


Cells fromXenopus embryos blocked at the blastula stage by treatment with hydroxyurea have been isolated and cultured in vitro. The morphology of these cells has been compared with that of cells from normal embryos using scanning electron microscopy. Cells from such hydroxyurea-blocked embryos do not show the features, or changes in features, in culture shown by cells from normal embryos.


Hydroxyurea Polytene Chromosome Endoderm Cell Normal Embryo Xenopus Embryo 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. Kurais
    • 1
  • M. Stanisstreet
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolEngland

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