Vitellogenesis

Vitellogenesis (also known as yolk deposition) is the process of yolk formation via nutrients being deposited in the oocyte, or female germ cell involved in reproduction. In insects, it starts when the fat body stimulates the release of juvenile hormones and produces vitellogenin protein. It occurs in all animal groups other than the mammals. In c...
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vitellogenesis

(from the article `reproductive system, animal`) During the growth phase, eggs in species with massive amounts of yolk may increase in size 106 (1,000,000) or more times as a result of ...
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vitellogenesis

The production and storage of yolk in the oocyte which is usually initiated after the first meiotic division. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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vitellogenesis

Type: Term Pronunciation: vī′tel-ō-jen′ĕ-sis, vī′tĕ-lō- Definitions: 1. Formation of the yolk and its accumulation in the yolk sac.
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Vitellogenesis

Yolk formation in the developing egg.
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