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In vitro matured (IVM) and fertilized (IVF) putative Day 1 zygotes (Day 0 = IVF) were allocated randomly to culture in formulations based on Synthetic Oviduct Fluid (SOF) medium and identified on the basis of their contrasting principal supplements, which were 10% v/v steer serum (SS; n = 558) or 4 mg/mL crystalline BSA (SBSA; n = 531) or 3 mg/mL polyvinyl(More)
In vitro blastocyst production was determined for oocytes recovered postmortem from 48 beef x dairy heifers offered low (Low NH3) or high (High NH3) plasma ammonia-generating diets during the period of late antral follicle development. Following the establishment of a reference estrus (d 0), the experimental diets were offered for an 18-d period starting on(More)
The effects of protein-supplemented and protein-free media on amino acid uptake, protein synthesis and cell differentiation in bovine blastocysts were investigated. Four formulations of synthetic oviduct fluid were used. Each formulation was identified by the principal supplement: bovine serum albumin (0.4%, w/v); polyvinyl alcohol (0.3%, w/v); or either of(More)
Previous studies with bovine granulosa cells cultured in vitro indicated that follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) stimulated differentiation and progesterone production of granulosa cells in a dose-dependent manner, this was due mainly to an increase in the number of differentiated cells. The objectives of the present study were to investigate (1) whether(More)
Antibodies to pregnant mares' serum gonadotrophin (PMSG) neutralize the effect of PMSG in vivo and increase the number of transferable embryos when administered at the optimum time relative to the preovulatory luteinizing hormone (LH) surge in PMSG-stimulated cows. The objective of the present study was to investigate the possible use of bovine granulosa(More)
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