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Experientia

, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 97–100 | Cite as

Relationship between lectin-affinity granules in anuran embryos and formation of primordial germ cells

  • T. Shirane
Research Articles

Summary

Embryos of the anuran,Rana nigromaculata, contained granules with a specific affinity for Con A and GS-I. Larvae derived from embryos injected with these lectins had a noticeable reduction in both the number and size of primordial germ cells (PGCs). This observation suggests that the granules are somehow involved in the formation of PGCs.

Key words

Lectins granules anuran embryos primordial germ cells 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Shirane
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  1. 1.Department of Informational and Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Integrated Arts and SciencesHiroshima UniversityHiroshimaJapan

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