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Title: The cytology of early nuclear events in Acmea incessa
Student Author(s): Newman, Holly
Pages: 16
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1988
Keywords: biological studies on gastropods
Abstract: Different methods of inducing spawning in the gastropod Acmea incessa were investigated. No reliable method was found that could be used as a generalized technique for mollusc spawning. To stain the chromosomes of the eggs and developing zygotes, I used a method that required preliminary fixation in carnoys solution followed by DAPI stain. The developing stages of the zygote chromosomes immediately after fertilization up until the first cleavage are documented.