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This video shows a preparation made by Shannon Lenz in October, 2001.

These structures are performing one of the most exciting and important functions ever discovered. To obtain this image, Shannon had to gently open up a newt oocyte (immature egg), and find a glistening, transparent orb from which she extracted the above material, using steady hands and determination.

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