Szczepan M Bilinski
Affiliation: Jagiellonian University
Bilinski S, Tworzydlo W. Morphogenesis of serial abdominal outgrowths during development of the viviparous dermapteran, Arixenia esau (Insecta, Dermaptera). Arthropod Struct Dev. 2018;: pubmed publisher
..We suggest that all these contact sites collectively constitute a dispersed placenta-like organ involved in the nourishment of the embryo. ..
Kloc M, Jedrzejowska I, Tworzydlo W, Bilinski S. Balbiani body, nuage and sponge bodies--term plasm pathway players. Arthropod Struct Dev. 2014;43:341-8 pubmed publisher
Kloc M, Kubiak J, Bilinski S. Gametic synapses, nanotubes and sperm RNAs - Redefining the origin of maternal determinants. Mech Dev. 2016;141:1-3 pubmed publisher
..In addition, the discovery that sperm delivers various RNAs to the egg suggests that sperm may not only epigenetically modify the egg genome but also influence or modify information contained in the maternal determinants. ..
Bilinski S, Kubiak J, Kloc M. Asymmetric Divisions in Oogenesis. Results Probl Cell Differ. 2017;61:211-228 pubmed publisher
..In the following chapter, we summarize current knowledge on the asymmetric oogonial divisions in invertebrate (insects) and vertebrate (Xenopus) species. ..
Bilinski S, Kloc M, Tworzydlo W. Selection of mitochondria in female germline cells: is Balbiani body implicated in this process?. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2017;34:1405-1412 pubmed publisher
..We propose a simple model explaining the role of the Balbiani body in the selection of mitochondria, i.e., in the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) bottleneck phenomenon. ..
Bilinski S, Halajian A, Tworzydlo W. Ovaries and oogenesis in an epizoic dermapteran, Hemimerus talpoides (Dermaptera, Hemimeridae): Structural and functional adaptations to viviparity and matrotrophy. Zoology (Jena). 2017;125:32-40 pubmed publisher
..Thus, the ovaries as well as the oocytes of H. talpoides are characterized by an exceptional mixture of features shared with derived dermapterans and adaptations to matrotrophy. ..
Bilinski S, Jaglarz M, Tworzydlo W. The Pole (Germ) Plasm in Insect Oocytes. Results Probl Cell Differ. 2017;63:103-126 pubmed publisher
..Finally, we focus on phylogenetic hypotheses explaining the known distribution of two different strategies of germline specification among insects. ..