Data are presented on G6PD electrophoretic patterns in fetal ovarian preparations of G6PD heterozygotes. The results indicate that in the early or mitotic period of female germ cell development, only a single X chromosome is active in each oogonium just as is the case for X inactivated somatic tissue. However, in the later or meiotic stage, reactivation of the inactive X chromosome in each oocyte occurs so that two functional X chromosomes are present in each oocyte.
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