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Histological and Genetic Characterization of True Hermaphroditism in Korean Pigs.
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PMID:  23018792     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
True hermaphrodites are animals of equivocal sex in which both male and female gonads develop simultaneously in the same individual. The frequency of true hermaphroditism is relatively higher in pigs than in other domestic animals. Two Korean pigs were diagnosed with true hermaphroditism showing ovotestes, epididymides, a penis, and uteri. The testicular tissues consisted of Sertoli cells that were devoid of spermatogenic cells and showed proliferation of interstitial cells. However, uteri looked normal and had well-developed endometrial glands. Samples showed the interpretation of 38, XX female karyotype, and sex-determining region Y (SRY) gene expression was negative. These findings could be helpful to understand true porcine hermaphroditism for animal research as well as for the industry of Korean domestic animals.
Dong-Soo Lee; Ji Hye Lee; Jie Yeun Park; Seung Jun Lee; Keun Jung Kim; Eun Young Kim; Hwa-Young Son; Sea Hwan Sohn; Jae Suk Woo; Min Kyu Kim
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of veterinary medical science / the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1347-7439     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vet. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9105360     Medline TA:  J Vet Med Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Animal Science and Biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Life Science, Chungnam National University.
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