Department of Embryology
Institute of Zoology
University of Warsaw, Poland

List of publications (* - a collaborative study or a study carried out in other laboratory)

1956 - 1979

  1. Tarkowski, A.K. 1956: Studies on reproduction and prenatal mortality of the Common-Shrew (Sorex araneus L.). Part I. Foetal regression. Annales UMCS, Sectio C, 9, 387-429.
  2. Tarkowski, A.K. 1957: Studies on reproduction and prenatal mortality of the Common-Shrew (Sorex araneus L.). Part II. Reproduction under natural conditions. Annales UMCS, Sectio C, 10, 177-244 (in polish with long english summary).
  3. Tarkowski, A.K. 1957: Transplantation of eggs in mammals. Kosmos A, 5 (28), 519-533 (in polish).
  4. Tarkowski, A.K. 1959: Experiments on the transplantation of ova in mice. Acta Theriologica, 2, 251-267.
  5. Tarkowski, A.K. 1959: Experiments on the development of isolated blastomeres of mouse eggs. Nature, London, 184, 1286-1287.
  6. Tarkowski, A.K. 1959: Experimental studies on regulation in the development of isolated blastomeres of mouse eggs. Acta Theriologica, 3, 191-267.
  7. *Tarkowski, A.K. 1961: Mouse chimaeras developed from fused eggs. Nature, London, 190, 857-860.
  8. Ożdżeński, W. 1961: A case of oocyte cleavage. Zoologica Poloniae, 11, 161-164.
  9. *Tarkowski, A.K. 1962: Inter-specific transfers of eggs between rat and mouse. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 10, 476-495.
  10. Rogulska, T. 1962: Differences in the process of ossification during the embryonic development of the chick (Gallus domesticus L.), rook (Cervus frugilegus L.) and black-headed gull (Larus ridibundus L.). Zoologica Poloniae, 12, 223-238.
  11. Tarkowski, A.K. 1963: Studies on mouse chimeras developed from eggs fused in vitro. National Cancer Institute Monograph, 11, 51-71.
  12. *McLaren, A., Tarkowski, A.K. 1963: Implantation of mouse eggs in the peritoneal cavity. J. Reprod. Fert., 6, 385-392.
  13. Tarkowski, A.K. 1964: Patterns of pigmentation in experimentally produced mouse chimaerae. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 12, 575-585.
  14. Tarkowski, A.K. 1964: True hermaphroditism in chimaeric mice. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 12, 735-757.
  15. Tarkowski, A.K. 1965: Embryonic and postnatal development of mouse chimaeras. In: Ciba Foundation Symposium on Preimplantation Stages of Pregnancy (eds. G. W. Wolstenholme & M. O'Connor), J. & A. Churchill Ltd., London, pp. 183-193.
  16. Rogulska, T. 1965: The development of the pelvic girdle of the chick embryo (Gallus domesticus L.) after the extirpation of the posterior limb bud. Zoologica Poloniae, 15, 65-78.
  17. Tarkowski, A.K. 1966: An air-drying method for chromosome preparations from mouse eggs. Cytogenetics, 5, 394-400.
  18. Tarkowski, A.K., Wróblewska, J. 1967: Development of blastomeres of mouse eggs isolated at the 4- and 8-cell stage. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 18, 155-180.
  19. Ożdżeński, W. 1967: Observations on the origin of primordial germ cells in the mouse. Zoologica Poloniae, 17, 367-379.
  20. *Mystkowska, E.T., Tarkowski, A.K. 1968: Observations on CBA/p-CBA-T6T6 mouse chimeras. J. Embryol. exp. Morph. 20, 33-52.
  21. Rogulska, T. 1968: The effect of transection of the duck blastoderm on the orientation of the embryo. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 20, 237-245.
  22. Rogulska,T. 1968: Primordial germ cells in normal and transected duck blastoderms. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 20, 247-260.
  23. *Wróblewska, J., Dyban, A.P. 1969: Chromosome preparations from mouse embryos during early organogenesis: dissociation after fixation, followed by air drying. Stain Tech., 44, 147- 150.
  24. Rogulska, T. 1969: Migration of the chick primordial germ cells from the intracoelomically transplanted germinal crescent into the genital ridge. Experientia, 25, 631-632.
  25. Adamczewska-Andrzejewska, K.A. 1969: Estimations of number of young born on the basis of placental scars count in the laboratory mouse. Acta Theriologica, 14, 263-267.
  26. Rogulska, T., Komar, A. 1969: The relationship between the orientation of the early chick embryos and the shape of the egg shell. Experientia, 25, 990-991.
  27. Ożdżeński, W. 1969: Fate of primordial germ cells in the transplanted hind gut of mouse embryos. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 22, 505-510.
  28. Komar, A. 1969: Primordial germ cells in chick germinal crescent developing as chorio-allantoic or intra-coelomic graft. Zoologica Poloniae, 19, 517-523.
  29. Tarkowski, A.K. 1969: Consequences of sex chromosome chimerism for sexual differentiation in mammals. Annales d'Embryologie et de Morphogenese, Suppl. 1, 211-222.
  30. *Tarkowski, A.K., Smorawińska, M., Janota-Bassalik, L. 1970: Short-lived infection with enterococci of mouse oviduct following mating. J. Reprod. Fert., 21, 289-292.
  31. Tarkowski, A.K., Witkowska, A., Nowicka, J. 1970: Experimental parthenogenesis in the mouse. Nature, London, 226, 162-165.
  32. *Mystkowska, E.T., Tarkowski, A.K. 1970: Behaviour of germ cells and sexual differentiation in late embryonic and early postnatal mouse chimeras. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 23, 395-405.
  33. Modliński, J.A. 1970: The role of the zona pellucida in the development of mouse eggs in vivo. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 23, 539-547.
  34. Tarkowski, A.K. 1970: Are the genetic factors controlling sex differentiation of somatic and germinal tissues stable or labile? Fogarty International Center Proc. No. 2., Symposium "Environmental Influences on Genetic Expression. Biological & Behavioral Aspects of Sexual Differentiation. (eds. N. Kretchmer & D.N. Walcher). U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., pp. 49-60.
  35. Tarkowski, A.K. 1970: Germ cells in natural and experimental chimeras in mammals. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond., B, 259, 107-111.
  36. Tarkowski, A.K. 1970: The nature of blastomere differentiation in early mammalian development - epigenetic or intrinsic? In: Cellular interactions in differentiation and growth, Nauka, Moscow, pp. 117-125, (in Russian).
  37. Tarkowski, A.K. 1971: Development of single blastomeres. In: Methods in Mammalian Embryology (ed. J.C. Daniel, Jr.), W.H. Freeman & Co., San Francisco, pp. 172-185.
  38. Rogulska, T., Ożdżeński, W., Komar, A. 1971: Behaviour of mouse primordial germ cells in the chicken embryo. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 25, 155-164.
  39. Tarkowski, A.K. 1971: Recent studies on parthenogenesis in the mouse. J. Reprod. Fert., Suppl. 14, 31-39.
  40. Wróblewska, J. 1971: Developmental anomaly in the mouse associated with triploidy. Cytogenetics, 10, 199-207.
  41. *Czołowska, R. 1972: The fine structure of the "germinal cytoplasm" in the egg of Xenopus laevis. Wilhelm Roux' Archiv, 169, 335-344.
  42. Tarkowski, A.K. 1972: Comments on the application of cell fusion techniques to the study of mammalian embryology. Adv. Biosc., 8, 275-278.
  43. Ożdżeński, W. 1972: Differentiation of the genital ridges of mouse embryos in the kidney of adult mice. Arch. Anat. micr. Morph. exp., 61, 267-278.
  44. Witkowska, A. 1973: Parthenogenetic development of mouse embryos in vivo. I. Preimplantation development. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 30, 519-545.
  45. Witkowska, A. 1973: Parthenogenetic development of mouse embryos in vivo. II. Postimplantation development J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 30, 547-560.
  46. Komar, A. 1973: Parthenogenetic development of mouse eggs activated by heat-shock. J. Reprod. Fert., 35, 433-443.
  47. *Mystkowska, E.T. 1975: Development of mouse-bank vole interspecific chimaeric embryos. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 33, 731-744.
  48. Modliński, J.A. 1975: Haploid mouse embryos obtained by microsurgical removal of one pronucleus. J. Embryol. exp. Morph. , 33, 897-905.
  49. Niemierko, A. 1975: Induction of triploidy in the mouse by cytochalasin B. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 34, 279-289.
  50. Tarkowski, A.K. 1975: Induced parthenogenesis in the mouse. In: The Developmental Biology of Reproduction, 33rd Symposium of the Society for Developmental Biology (ed. C. L. Markert and J. Papaconstantinou), Academic Press, New York-San Francisco-London, pp. 107-129.
  51. Bałakier, H., Tarkowski, A.K. 1976: Diploid parthenogenetic mouse embryos produced by heat-shock and cytochalasin B. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 35, 25-39.
  52. *Tarkowski, A.K., Rossant, J. 1976: Haploid mouse blastocysts developed from bisected zygotes. Nature, London, 259, 663-665.
  53. *Ożdżeński, W., Mystkowska, E.T. 1976: Stages of pregnancy of the bank vole. Acta Theriologica, 21, 279-286.
  54. *Ożdżeński, W., Mystkowska, E.T. 1976:  Implantation and early post­implantation development of the bank vole Clethrionomys glareolus, Schreber. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 35, 535-543.
  55. Rogulska, T. 1976: The effect of transection of the duck blastoderm on the orientation of the embryo, In: International Symposium on Early Avian Development, Antwerp, 22-24 May 1975, pp. 101-105.
  56. Ożdżeński, W., Rogulska, T., Bałakier, H., Brzozowska, M., Rembiszewska, A., Stępińska, U. 1976: Influence of embryonic and adult testis on the differentiation of embryonic ovary in the mouse. Arch. Anat. micr. Morph. exp., 65, 285-294.
  57. *Tarkowski, A.K. 1977: In vitro development of haploid mouse embryos produced by bisection of one-cell fertilized eggs. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 38, 187-202.
  58. Opas, J. 1977: Effects of extremely low osmolarity on fertilized mouse eggs. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 37, 65-77.
  59. Tarkowski, A.K., Witkowska, A., Opas, J. 1977: Development of cytochalasin B-induced tetraploid and diploid/tetraploid mosaic mouse embryos. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 41, 47-64.
  60. Opas, J. 1977: Effects of cytochalasin B on cytokinesis in mouse blastomeres. I. Light microscopy study. Dev. Biol., 61, 373-377.
  61. Bałakier, H., Czołowska, R. 1977: Cytoplasmic control of nuclear maturation in mouse oocytes. Exp. Cell Res., 110, 466-470.
  62. Bałakier, H. 1978: Induction of maturation in small oocytes from sexually immature mice by fusions with meiotic or mitotic cells. Exp. Cell Res., 112, 137-141.
  63. *Opas, J., Sołtyńska, M.S. 1978: Reorganization of the cortical layer during cytokinesis in mouse blastomeres Exp. Cell Res., 113, 208-211.
  64. Modliński, J.A. 1978:  Transfer of embryonic nuclei to fertilised mouse eggs and development of tetraploid blastocysts. Nature, London, 273, 466-467.
  65. *Niemierko, A., Opas, J. 1978: Manipulation of ploidy in the mouse. In: Methods in Mammalian Reproduction, vol. 2, (ed. J.C. Daniel), Academic Press, New York-San Francisco-London, pp. 49-65.
  66. Tarkowski, A.K. 1978: Germ cells in XX-XY mouse chimeras. In: Genetic Mosaics and Chimeras in Mammals (ed. L. B. Russell), Plenum Press, New York and London, pp. 135-142.
  67. *Mystkowska, E.T., Ożdżeński, W., Niemierko, A. 1979: Factors regulating the degree and extent of experimental chimaerism in the mouse. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 51, 217-225.
  68. Bałakier, H. 1979: Interspecific heterokaryons between oocytes and blastomeres of the mouse and the bank vole. J. exp. Zool., 209, 323-329.


  1. Tarkowski, A.K., Bałakier, H. 1980: Nucleo-cytoplasmic interactions in cell hybrids between mouse oocytes, blastomeres and somatic cells. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 55, 319-330.
  2. Tarkowski, A.K. 1980: Fertilization of nucleate and anucleate egg fragments in the mouse. Exp. Cell Res., 128, 73-77.
  3. Bałakier, H., Tarkowski, A.K. 1980: The role of germinal vesicle karyoplasm in the development of male pronucleus in the mouse. Exp. Cell Res., 128, 79-85.
  4. Szöllösi, D., Bałakier, H., Czołowska, R., Tarkowski, A.K. 1980: Ultrastructure of cell hybrids between mouse oocytes and blastomeres. J. exp. Zool., 213, 315-325.
  5. *Modliński, J.A., McLaren, A. 1980: A method for visualizing the chromosomes of the second polar body of the mouse eggs. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 60, 93-97.
  6. *Modliński, J.A. 1980: Preimplantation development of microsurgically obtained haploid and homozygous diploid mouse embryos and effects of pretreatment with cytochalasin B on enucleated eggs. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 60, 153-161.
  7. Ożdżeński, W., Czołowska, R. 1980: Lipid inclusions in oocytes and preimplantation embryos of different strains of mice. Folia Morph. 4, 497-502.


  1. Karasiewicz, J. 1981: Electron microscopic studies of cytokinesis in metazoan cells. In "Cellular Dynamics: Mitosis/Cytokinesis" (eds. A.M. Zimmerman and A. Forer), Academic Press, New York, pp. 419-436.
  2. *Modliński, J.A. 1981: The fate of inner cell mass and trophectoderm nuclei transplanted to fertilized mouse eggs. Nature, London, 292, 342-343.
  3. Witkowska, A. 1981: Pronuclear development and the first cleavage division in polyspermic mouse eggs. J. Reprod. Fert., 62, 493-498.


  1. *Bałakier, H., Pedersen, R.A. 1982: Allocation of cells to inner cell mass and trophectoderm lineages in preimplantation mouse embryos. Dev. Biol., 90, 352-362.
  2. Borsuk, E. 1982: Preimplantation development of gynogenetic diploid mouse embryos. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 69, 215-222.
  3. Rogulska, T. 1982: Primordial germ cells in the fragments of unincubated chick blastoderm cultured in ovo. Zoologica Poloniae, 29, 5-12.
  4. Tarkowski, A.K. 1982: Nucleo-cytoplasmic interactions in oogenesis and early embryogenesis in the mouse. In: Embryonic Development, Part A: Genetic Aspects (eds. M. . M. Burger and R. Weber), Alan R. Liss, Inc., New York, pp. 407-416.
  5. Tarkowski, A.K., Wojewódzka, M. 1982: A method for obtaining chimaeric mouse blastocysts with two separate inner cell masses: a preliminary report. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 71, 215-221.
  6. Witkowska, A. 1982: Fertilization of zona-free rat eggs with mouse spermatozoa: the fate of sperm nuclei up to the first cleavage division. Folia Biol., (Kraków) 30, 105-112.


  1. Czołowska, R. 1983: Nuclear size and nucleo-cytoplasmic ratio in cleaving mouse embryos of different ploidy. Acta Biol. Cracov., s. Zool., 25, 45-50.
  2. Pisarek, W., Czołowska, R. 1983: Nuclear size, cell size and nucleo-cytoplasmic ratio in cleaving mouse embryos with normal and reduced cell volume. Acta Biol. Cracov. s. Zool., 25, 35-43.
  3. Tarkowski, A.K. 1983: Cytoplasmic control of the transformation of sperm nucleus into male pronucleus in the mouse: an experimental approach. In: The Sperm Cell, Proc. 4th Int. Symp. on Spermatology (ed. J. Andre), M. Nijhoff Publ., The Hague-Boston-London, pp. 253-257.


  1. *Bałakier, H. 1984: Endogenous peroxidase in the visceral endoderm of early mouse embryos. J. exp. Zool., 231, 243-248.
  2. Czołowska, R., Modliński, J. A., Tarkowski, A.K. 1984: Behaviour of thymocyte nuclei in non-activated and activated mouse oocytes. J. Cell Sci., 69, 19-34.
  3. Ożdżeński, W., Presz, M. 1984: Precocious initiation of meiosis by male germ cells of the mouse. Arch. Anat. micr. Morph. exp., 73, 1-7.
  4. Waksmundzka, M., Krysiak, E., Karasiewicz, J., Czołowska, R., Tarkowski, A.K. 1984: Autonomous cortical activity in mouse eggs controlled by a cytoplasmic clock. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 79, 77-96.


  1. *Kaczanowski, A., Gaertig, J., Kubiak, J. 1985: Effect of the antitubulin drug nocodazole on meiosis and post meiotic development in Tetrahymena thermophila. Exp. Cell Res., 158, 244-256.
  2. Karasiewicz, J., Modliński, J.A. 1985: Dislocation of gold particles in the cytoplasm of mouse zygotes during cleavage. Roux's Archiv. Dev. Biol., 194, 495-497.
  3. Karasiewicz, J., Sołtyńska, M. 1985: Ultrastructural evidence for the presence of actin filaments in mouse eggs at fertilization. Roux's Archiv. Dev. Biol., 194, 369-372.
  4. Kubiak, J. Z., Tarkowski, A.K. 1985: Electrofusion of mouse blastomeres. Exp. Cell Res., 157, 561-566.
  5. *Sołtyńska, M.S., Bałakier, H., Witkowska, A., Karasiewicz, J. 1985: Binucleate cells in mouse morulae. Roux's Archiv. Dev. Biol. 194, 173-177.


  1. *Karasiewicz, J., Sołtyńska, M.S. 1986: Effects of cytochalasin B on the cleavage furrow in mouse blastomeres. Roux's Archiv. Dev. Biol. 194, 137-141.
  2. Rogulska, T., Zając, H. 1986-1987: Meiotic prophase in the left embryonic testis of the Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica L.). Arch. Anat. micr. Morph. exp., 75, 127-134.
  3. *Szöllösi, D., Czołowska, R., Sołtyńska, M. S., Tarkowski, A.K. 1986: Ultrastructure of cell fusion and premature chromosome condensation (PCC) of thymocyte nuclei in metaphase II mouse oocytes. Biol. Cell, 56, 239-250.
  4. Czołowska, R., Waksmundzka, M., Kubiak, J.Z., Tarkowski, A.K. 1986: Chromosome condensation activity in ovulated metaphase II oocytes assayed by fusion with interphase blastomeres. J. Cell Sci., 84, 129-138.
  5. *Ozil, J.P., Modliński, J.A. 1986: Effects of electric field on fusion rate and survival of 2-cell rabbit embryos. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 96, 211-228.
  6. *Szöllösi, D., Czołowska, R., Sołtyńska, M. S., Tarkowski, A.K. 1986: Remodelling of thymocyte nuclei in activated mouse oocytes: an ultrastructural study. Europ. J. Cell Biol., 42, 140-151.
  7. *Sołtyńska, M.S., Szöllösi D., Czołowska R. 1986: Post-fusion reaction of mouse oocyte cortex to incorporated thymocyte cells. Biol. Cell, 57, 135-142.
  8. Rogulska, T., Karasiewicz, J., Ożdżeński, W. 1986. Ćwiczenia z biologii rozwoju. Rozwój zarodkowy owodniowców: kury i myszy. (red. T. Rogulska). Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego. Str. 127.


  1. *Modliński, J.A., Ozil, J.P. 1987: Experimental polyembryony in mammals. In: Future Aspects in Human In Vitro Fertilization. (eds. W. Feichtinger and P. Kameter). Springer Verlag, Berlin - Heidelberg, pp. 225-231.
  2. *Ozil, J.P., Modliński, J.A. 1987: Electric field induced fusion of blastomeres. In: Future Aspects in Human In Vitro Fertilization. (eds. W. Feichtinger and P. Kameter). Springer Verlag, Berlin - Heidelberg, pp. 213-217.
  3. Skrzecz, I., Karasiewicz, J. 1987: Decompaction and recompaction of mouse preimplantation embryos. Roux's Dev. Biol., 196, 397-400.
  4. Rogulska, T., Ożdżeński, W. 1987: Autonomous development of embryonic testes of the quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica L.) cultured as intracoelomic grafts. Zoologica Poloniae, 34, 221-224.
  5. Maleszewski, M. 1987: Chromatin condensation factors in the life cycle of eukaryotic cells. Postępy Biologii Komórki, 14, 307-325 (in Polish).


  1. Borsuk, E., Mańka, R. 1988: Behavior of sperm nuclei in intact and bisected metaphase II mouse oocytes fertilized in the presence of colcemid. Gamete Res., 20, 365-376.
  2. *Szöllösi, D., Czołowska, R., Szöllösi, M. S., Tarkowski, A.K. 1988: Remodelling of mouse thymocyte nuclei depends on the time of their transfer into activated, homologous oocytes. J. Cell Sci., 91, 603-613.


  1. Kubiak, J.Z. 1989: Mouse oocytes gradually develop the capacity for activation during the metaphase II arrest. Dev. Biol.,136, 537-545.
  2. Borsuk, R., Tarkowski, A.K. 1989: Transformation of sperm nuclei into male pronuclei in nucleate and anucleate fragments of parthenogenetic mouse eggs. Gamete Res., 24, 471-481.
  3. *Illmensee, K., Gerhauser, D., Lioi, B., Modliński, J.A. 1989: Developmental potential of nuclei from mouse teratocarcinoma cells. Naturwissenshaften, 76, 582-684.


  1. Tarkowski, A.K. 1990: Cytoplasmic control of the transformation of sperm nucleus into male pronucleus. In: Advances in Assisted Reproductive Technologies (eds. S. Mashiach et al.), Plenum Press, New York and London. pp. 807-813.
  2. *Modliński, J.A., Gerhauser, D., Lioi, B., Winking, H., Illmensee, K. 1990: Nuclear transfer from teratocarcinoma cells into mouse oocytes and eggs. Development, 108, 337-348.
  3. *Maro, B., Kubiak, J., Gueth, C., De Pennart, H., Houliston, E., Weber, M., Antony, C., Aghion, J. 1990: Cytoskeleton organization during oogenesis, fertilization and preimplantation development of the mouse. Int. J. Dev. Biol., 34, 127-137.
  4. Maleszewski, M. 1990: Decondensation of mouse sperm chromatin in cell-free extracts: a micromethod. Mol. Reprod. Dev., 27, 244-248.
  5. *Szöllösi, D., Szöllösi, M. S., Czołowska, R., Tarkowski, A.K. 1990: Sperm penetration into immature mouse oocytes and nuclear changes during maturation: an EM study. Biol. Cell, 69, 53-64.


  1. *Modliński, J.A., Smorąg Z. 1991: Preimplantation development of rabbit embryos after transfer of embryonic nuclei into different cytoplasmic environment. Mol. Reprod. Dev., 28, 361-372.
  2. Żernicka-Goetz, M. 1991: Spontaneous and induced activation of rat oocytes. Mol. Reprod. Dev., 28, 169-176.
  3. *Borsuk, E. 1991: Anucleate fragments of parthenogenetic eggs and of maturing oocytes contain complementary factors required for development of a male pronucleus. Mol. Reprod. Dev., 29, 150-156.
  4. *Prather, R.S., Kubiak, J., Maul, G.G., First, N.L., Schatten, G. 1991: The expression of nuclear lamin A and C epitopes is regulated by the developmental stage of the cytoplasm in mouse oocytes or embryos. J. exp. Zool., 257, 110-114.
  5. *Kubiak, J.Z., Prather R.S., Maul, G.G., Schatten, G. 1991: Cytoplasmic modification of the nuclear lamina during pronuclear-like transformation of mouse blastomere nuclei. Mech. Dev., 35, 103-111.
  6. *Kubiak, J.Z. 1991: Cell cycle-dependent behavior of microtubules in hybrids of mouse oocytes and blastomeres. Int. J. Dev. Biol., 35, 1-7.
  7. *Kubiak, J.Z. 1991: Cleavage divisions of bisected sea urchin egg and zygotes: implications for centrosome role and inheritance. Eur. Arch. Biol., 102, 103-109.


  1. Maleszewski, M. 1992: Behavior of sperm nuclei incorporated into parthenogenetic mouse eggs prior to the first cleavage division Mol. Reprod. Dev., 33, 215-221.
  2. Czołowska, R., Szöllösi, D., Szöllösi, M. S. 1992: Changes in embryonic 8-cell nuclei transferred by means of cell fusion to mouse eggs. Int. J. Dev. Biol. 36, 543-553.
  3. Jankowska-Steifer, E., Mystkowska, E.T., Ożdżeński, W. 1992: Hermaphroditism in young mouse chimeras. Biol. Struct. Morphog., 4, 78-80.
  4. Rogulska, T., Klotz, A.G., Łaszczych-Łupińska, J. 1992: Influence of chick or quail embryonic testes on the reproductive system of the quail embryo. Biol. Struct. Morphog., 4, 23-27.


  1. *Żernicka-Goetz, M., Kubiak, J.Z., Antony, C., Maro, B. 1993: Cytoskeletal organization of rat oocytes during metaphase II arrest and following abortive activation: a study by confocal laser scanning microscopy. Mol. Reprod. Dev., 35, 165-179.
  2. *Żernicka-Goetz, M., Maro, B. 1993: Okadaic acid affects spindle organization in metaphase II-arrested rat oocytes. Short note. Exp. Cell Res., 207, 189-193.
  3. *Żernicka-Goetz, M., Weber, M., Maro, B. 1993: Full activation of rat oocyte by protein synthesis inhibition requires protein phosphatase activity. Int. J. Dev. Biol., 37, 273-277.
  4. Ciemerych, M.A., Czołowska, R. 1993: Differential chromatin condensation of female and male pronuclei in mouse zygotes. Mol. Reprod. Dev., 34, 73-80.
  5. *Wisniewski, J., Maleszewski, M., Krawczyk, Z., Gedamu, L. 1993: An upstream region of the rat spermatogenesis-specific heat-shock-like Hst70 gene confers testis-specific expression in transgenic mice. Eur.J. Biochem., 212, 137-143.
  6. Maleszewski M., Bielak A. 1993: Sperm penetration in parthenogenetic mouse embryos triggers a plasma membrane block to polyspermy. Zygote 1, 237-242.


  1. *Szöllösi, M.S., Borsuk E., Szöllösi D. 1994: Relationship between sperm nucleus remodelling and cell cycle progression of fragments of mouse parthenogenotes. Mol. Reprod. Dev., 37, 146-156.
  2. Żernicka-Goetz, M. 1994: Activation of embryonic genes during pre­implantation rat development. Mol. Reprod. Dev., 38, 30-35.
  3. Maluchnik D., Borsuk E., 1994: Sperm entry into fertilised mouse eggs. Zygote, 2, 129-131.
  4. Waksmundzka M., 1994: Development of rat x mouse hybrid embryos produced by microsurgery. J. Exp. Zool., 269, 551-559.


  1. Ciemerych, M.A. 1995: Chromatin condensation activity and cortical activity during the first three cell cycles of a mouse embryo. Mol. Reprod. Dev., 41, 416-424.
  2. *Żernicka-Goetz, M., Ciemerych, M. A., Kubiak, J. Z., Tarkowski, A. K. and Maro, B. 1995: Cytostatic factor inactivation is induced by a calcium-dependent mechanism present until the second cell cycle in fertilized but not in parthenogenetically activated mouse eggs. J. Cell Sci., 108, 469-474.
  3. Maleszewski, M. 1995: Sulphydryl reagent iodoacetamide inhibits progression of meiosis and sperm transformation in mouse oocytes fertilised in vitro. Zygote, 3, 75-79.
  4. *Maleszewski, M., Kline, D., Yanagimachi, R. 1995: Activation of hamster zona-free oocytes by homologous and heterologous spermatozoa. J. Reprod. Fertil., 105, 99-107.
  5. Maleszewski, M. 1995: Sperm nuclei entering parthenogenetically activated mouse oocytes before the first mitosis transform into pronuclei. An ultrastructural study. Anat. Rec., 243, 516-518.
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