Maneesh Taneja

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Cattle are the species used most frequently for the development of assisted reproductive technologies, such as nuclear transfer. Cattle cloning can be performed by a large number of laboratories around the world, and the efficiency of nuclear transfer in cattle is the highest among all species in which successful cloning has been achieved. However, an(More)
In mammals, epigenetic marks on the X chromosomes are involved in dosage compensation. Specifically, they are required for X chromosome inactivation (XCI), the random transcriptional silencing of one of the two X chromosomes in female cells during late blastocyst development. During natural reproduction, both X chromosomes are active in the female zygote.(More)
This study examined the onset of puberty, follicular dynamics, reproductive hormone profiles, and ability to maintain pregnancy in cloned heifers produced by somatic cell nuclear transfer. Four adult somatic cell-cloned heifers, derived from a 13-yr-old Holstein cow, were compared to 4 individual age- and weight-matched heifers produced by artificial(More)
Juvenile calf oocytes represent an untapped source of germ plasm for reproduction. Reports on the developmental competence of calf oocytes have been controversial. In this research, oocytes were recovered after gonadotropin stimulation from Holstein calves (N = 10) at 2-3 mo of age (2-mo cycle) and again at 4-5 mo of age (4-mo cycle). The in vitro(More)
Cloning using somatic cells offers many potential applications in biomedicine and basic research. The objective of this study was to test whether clones from the same genotype can be used as models to study the genetic influences of behavior. Specifically, several aspects of the behavior of four prepubertal heifers cloned from somatic cells of a 13-year-old(More)
Since bovine in vitro fertilization became possible in the early 80s, a lot of effort has been done to clarify the mechanisms of what seems more and more one of the crucial steps in this procedure, being oocyte maturation. Undoubtedly, many biological factors act together to prepare the immature oocyte for a successful development to a competent embryo(More)
To determine if the development of the somatotropic axis in somatic clones (clones) is similar to that in heifers produced by artificial insemination (controls), serum samples were collected every 30 min for 6 h, once per month, for 7 mo from 4 clones generated from a 13-yr-old cow and from 4 age-matched controls. Average concentrations of growth hormone(More)
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