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  • adj. Situated around (or near) the vitellus

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Situated around the vitellus, or between the vitellus and zona pellucida of an ovum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Surrounding the vitellus: as, the perivitelline space (the space between the vitellus and the zona pellucida, caused by a shrinking of the former).


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  • Robertson BC, Kempenaers B (2000) A differential DNA extraction method for sperm on the perivitelline membrane of avian eggs.

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  • Structure of the Ovum (continue) • A distinct perivitelline space is seen between the cell membrane (vitelline membrane) and the zona pellucida.

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  • The process involves injecting the bar codes, made from silicon, in the perivitelline space of embryos, the space between an embryo's cell membrane and its protective outer cover, known as the zona pellucida.

  • Slide 7: SCNT • Starts with removal of polar body and chromosomes from an oocyte • Enucleated oocyte • Donor cell then inserted into perivitelline space of enucleated oocyte

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