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Evidence of oocyte donor cow effect over oocyte production and embryo development in vitro.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14611636     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
There have been few studies on a possible maternal influence on in vitro embryo production in cows. The objective of this study was to evaluate the maternal influence on oocyte production and in vitro blastocyst formation rate using repeated ovum pick-up and in vitro fertilization. Six contemporary cows raised on the same farm and with varied genetic origins were submitted to 42 weeks of ovum pick-up organized into four series. Collected oocytes were fertilized in vitro with spermatozoa from a different bull for each series. In total, 1933 oocytes were recovered from 3936 follicles with a recovery rate of 57.2% and a mean oocyte collection of 4.6+/-0.2 (mean+/-SEM) per animal per session. Animals were ranked according to their oocyte production. The best oocyte donor was the same female in all four series. No relationship was identified between oocyte production and blastocyst production rate (r=-0.08). The mean blastocyst rate was 28.8% with significant variation among animals. The best and the worst blastocyst producers were always the same animals independent of the semen used. The results of the present study support the hypothesis that in cattle, the oocyte donor influences the production of blastocysts. Furthermore, they demonstrate that oocyte and embryo production are independent factors. Further studies are necessary to identify the maternal or oocyte factors responsible for such differences.
Authors:
M Tamassia; Y Heyman; Y Lavergne; C Richard; V Gelin; J P Renard; S Chastant-Maillard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reproduction (Cambridge, England)     Volume:  126     ISSN:  1470-1626     ISO Abbreviation:  Reproduction     Publication Date:  2003 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-12     Completed Date:  2004-02-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100966036     Medline TA:  Reproduction     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  629-37     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Ecole Vétérinaire d'Alfort, Biologie de la Reproduction, UMR 1198 INRA/ENVA, 94704 Maisons-Alfort, France. mtamassia@vet-alfort.fr
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Blastocyst / physiology*
Breeding
Cattle / genetics*
Cell Count
Embryonic and Fetal Development / physiology*
Female
Fertilization in Vitro / veterinary
Oocytes / physiology*
Tissue and Organ Harvesting / methods

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