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I tried searching on Google Scholar but I found little to no information about this Balbiani's vitelline body.

I don't even know why it is called vitelline...I've been taught that it can be seen under the electron microscope, is perinuclear, made of mitochondria and lamelle anulatae (I don't know what these are) and you can see it only in primordial follicles.

I initially thought it was involved in protein synthesis, but primordial follicles should be biologically quiescent until they 'wake up' and begin folliculogenesis.

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    $\begingroup$ Did you read this section in Wikipedia? $\endgroup$ – mgkrebbs Feb 1 at 7:29
  • $\begingroup$ No, I didn't.I'm reading it now for the first time.So this vitelline body silences transposons? $\endgroup$ – Zafalija Feb 1 at 15:07
  • $\begingroup$ We can close this question as solved. $\endgroup$ – Zafalija Feb 6 at 16:46

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