James J. Ireland

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The extent, causes, and physiological significance of the variation in number of follicles growing during ovarian follicular waves in human beings and cattle are unknown. Therefore, the present study(More)
  • James J. Ireland, G W Smith, +6 authors A C O Evans
  • Reproduction, fertility, and development
  • 2011
The mechanism whereby the inherently high variation in ovary size and the total number of high-quality oocytes in ovaries (ovarian reserve) impact on ovarian function and fertility, diagnostics to(More)
Real-time reverse transcription PCR has greatly improved the ease and sensitivity of quantitative gene expression studies. However, measurement of gene expression generally requires selection of a(More)
BACKGROUND The significance of the high variation in numbers of follicles produced during reproductive cycles in humans and cattle is unknown. METHODS We selected beef heifers with high (> or =25)(More)
The mechanisms whereby the high variation in numbers of morphologically healthy oocytes and follicles in ovaries (ovarian reserve) may have an impact onovarian function, oocyte quality, and fertility(More)
Declining FSH after a transient rise coincides with selection of a dominant follicle (DF) and atresia of the remaining cohort follicles (subordinates) in cattle. The objectives of this study were to(More)