Green Egg Database

Searchable gene expresion database of the oocyte and pre-implantation embryo.


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GFP-Actin mice were a generous gift to our laboratory from Professor A. Matus, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland. These animals carry constructs of mouse gamma-actin fused to a red-shifted variant of Aequorea victoria Green Fluorescent Protein randomly inserted into their genomes. Our logo is an unfixed, live oocyte from one of these mice. They exhibit GFP fluorescence that is part cytoplasmic and part cytoskeletal. The image we have chosen shows an ovulated oocyte with its polar body.