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

Research paper by A. R. Kurais, M. Stanisstreet

Indexed on: 01 Apr '80Published on: 01 Apr '80Published in: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences


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.