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We conducted two experiments to investigate the effects of storage temperature and period for cat ovaries on the meiotic and developmental competence of oocytes collected from the ovaries. In Experiment 1, ovaries were stored in physiological saline for 24 h at 4 C, 23-25 C, or 38 C (cold, room, and incubator temperature groups, respectively), and then(More)
Interspecies nuclear transfer (NT) could be an alternative to replicate animals when supply of recipient oocytes is limited or in vitro embryo production systems are incomplete. In the present study, embryonic development was assessed following interspecies NT of donor cumulus cells derived from yak and dog into the recipient ooplasm of domestic cow. The(More)
The chemical toxicity of cryoprotectants to porcine embryos was examined by the evaluation of survival and DNA damage after exposure to cryoprotectants. Porcine blastocysts were exposed to 10% of ethylene glycol (EG), 1,2-propanediol (PD) or glycerol (GLY) for 1 h at room temperature (23-25 degrees C) and then cultured in vitro for 24 h. The survival rates(More)
Experiments were conducted to find an optimal incubation period in a sucrose solution during dilution of cryoprotectants for obtaining a higher level of survival and development of cat oocytes cryopreserved by vitrification method. In the first experiment, in vitro-matured fresh oocytes were exposed to 0.5M sucrose solution for 1 or 5 min before in vitro(More)
Experiments were conducted to evaluate the effects of cooling porcine ovaries to low temperature (4 degrees C, 15 degrees C, 20 degrees C, 25 degrees C or 30 degrees C) for 1 h on the meiotic competence of their oocytes. Moreover, it was determined whether or not the exposure of in vitro matured oocytes to ambient temperature (20 degrees C, 25 degrees C or(More)
It has been suggested that the maturational stage of oocytes at time of insemination influences the sex ratio of resulting embryos. However, there are very few reports concerning the relationship between the maturation culture period of oocytes and the sex ratio of resulting embryos. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of in vitro(More)
The present study was conducted to examine the effect of oxygen tension during in vitro culture (IVC) of porcine oocytes/embryos on their development and quality using two different culture systems. Porcine cumulus oocyte complexes (COCs) were matured (IVM) and fertilized (IVF) in vitro, and subsequently cultured for 6 days in a simple and economical(More)
The present study was conducted to examine the relationship between the oxygen consumption rate and sex ratio of bovine in vitro fertilized embryos on each day of blastocyst formation. The quality of blastocysts collected on day 7, 8, and 9 after in vitro fertilization (IVF) were categorized as ranks A and B (excellent and good, respectively) based on(More)
The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of attachment of cumulus cells to porcine oocytes during the process of maturation and fertilization on the nuclear maturation, fertilization and subsequent development after in vitro fertilization (IVF). In the first experiment, the cumulus cells were removed from cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) at(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and toxicity of single and double application of the brilliant cresyl blue (BCB) test on the selection of porcine oocytes as an indirect measure of oocyte growth for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and nuclear transfer. In the first experiment, oocytes were exposed to BCB before and after maturation(More)