Fertilized and unfertilized mouse eggs were examined by scanning and transmission electron microscopy for evidence of mosaicism in the organization and concanavalin A-binding properties of their surface membranes. No obvious quantitative mosaicism in concanavalin A binding was noted. The egg membrane was microvillous over most of its surface, but was smooth in the region overlying the 2nd metaphase spindle of the unfertilized egg and on the polar body of the fertilized egg.

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