Oocyte maturation is the final process of oogenesis where the fully grown ooocytes undergo meiosis to become fertilizable. Oocyte maturation begins with the breakdown of the oocyte nucleus, the germinal vesicle (GV), which occurs by the rapid condensation of the chromosomes to the metaphase state which then move towards the animal pole and divide into two haploid sets and enter the meiosis II. Oocyte maturation in vertebrates is a complex process that requires several morphological, biochemical and ultra structural signalin...
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