During oogenesis, germ cell numbers sharply decrease when meiosis is initiated. There is solid evidence (DNA ladders, in situ detection) that this loss is through apoptosis. Oocyte apoptosis appears to hit mitotic primordial germ cells (PGC), pachytene oocytes and early primordial follicles. The control of oocyte apoptosis is not fully understood, although… (More)
One case of 6 3 , XO chromosome constitution is described in a phenotypically normal but sterile mare with gonadal dysgenesis.