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Egg coat

Egg coat

a layer of glycoproteins and other stuff which surrounds an egg (ovum), just outside of the eggs cell membrane. The coat protects the egg, and for organisms which practice external fertilization (fertilization outside of the parents bodies) it can help prevent the sperm of other species from entering the egg. For the eggs of mammals, the egg coat is called the zona pellucida and for sea urchins (a popular study organism for developmental biologists) it is called the vitelline layer.

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help with some questions

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by nile_opeth
Thu May 03, 2007 12:56 am
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by supersport
Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:56 pm
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Topic: Why I think Neo-darwinism is dead
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