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Production of Chicken Progeny (Gallus gallus domesticus) from Interspecies Germline Chimeric Duck (Anas domesticus) by Primordial Germ Cell Transfer.
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PMID:  22190706     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The present study aimed to investigate the differentiation of chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) primordial germ cells (PGCs) in duck (Anas domesticus) gonads. Chimeric ducks were produced by transferring chicken PGCs into duck embryos. Transfer of 200 and 400 PGCs resulted in the detection of a total number of 63.0 ± 54.3 and 116.8 ± 47.1 chicken PGCs in the gonads of 7-day old duck embryos, respectively. The chimeric rate of ducks prior to hatching was 52.9% and 90.9%, respectively. Chicken germ cells were assessed in the gonad of chimeric ducks with chicken-specific DNA probes. Chicken spermatogonia were detected in the seminiferous tubules of duck testis. Chicken oogonia, primitive and primary follicles, and chicken-derived oocytes were also found in the ovary of chimeric ducks, indicating that chicken PGCs are able to migrate, proliferate and differentiate in duck ovaries and participate in the progression of duck ovarian folliculogenesis. Chicken DNA was detected using PCR from the semen of chimeric ducks. A total number of 1057 chicken eggs were laid by Barred Rock hens after being inseminated with chimeric duck semen, of which 4 chicken offspring hatched and one chicken embryo did not hatch. Female chimeric ducks were inseminated with chicken semen; however, no fertile eggs were obtained. In conclusion, these results demonstrated that chicken PGCs could interact with duck germinal epithelium and complete spermatogenesis and eventually give rise to functional sperm. The PGCs-mediated germline chimera technology may provide a novel system for conserving endangered avian species.
Chunhai Liu; Kamal A Khazanehdari; Vijaya Baskar; Shazia Saleem; Joerg Kinne; Ulrich Wernery; Il-Kuk Chang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biology of reproduction     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1529-7268     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-12-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0207224     Medline TA:  Biol Reprod     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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