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Embryo survival in pseudopregnant and in pregnant but genetically semi-sterile recipients after nonsurgical embryo transfer in the mouse.
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PMID:  16727018     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
A new nonsurgical embryo transfer technique was used in the mouse that yielded survival rates of between 40 and 70% depending on embryo stage and, possibly, on the degree of synchrony between the embryo and recipient. Three variables were tested using this embryo transfer technique: a) pseudopregnant recipients vs pregnant but genetically semi-sterile recipients, b) embryos resulting from superovulation vs embryos from natural ovulation, and c) 12-hour vs 24-hour asynchrony between donors and recipients. None of these variables significantly affected the pregnancy rate or the percentage of transferred embryos developing to term. The pregnancy rates were between 77 and 90% in 6 experimental groups of 8 to 13 females. Survival rates were between 41 and 63% when all recipients were considered and between 53 and 68% when only the pregnant recipients were included. The embryo transfer procedure influenced litter size composition of the endogenous conceptuses of the semi-sterile recipients. Too many females were devoid of these. Recipients of expanded blastocysts had significantly better transfer results than recipients that also received morulae and early blastocysts. It was concluded that the transfer success rates were influenced by the recipients and possibly by their preparation for transfer.
F A van der Hoeven; M Schouten; P de Boer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Theriogenology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0093-691X     ISO Abbreviation:  Theriogenology     Publication Date:  1991 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-26     Completed Date:  2009-12-14     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0421510     Medline TA:  Theriogenology     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  463-75     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Genetics, Wageningen Agricultural University, Dreijenlaan 2, 6703 HA Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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