A game of cat and mouse: xenografting of testis tissue from domestic kittens results in complete cat spermatogenesis in a mouse host.

@article{Snedaker2004AGO,
  title={A game of cat and mouse: xenografting of testis tissue from domestic kittens results in complete cat spermatogenesis in a mouse host.},
  author={Amy K Snedaker and Ali Honaramooz and Ina Dobrinski},
  journal={Journal of andrology},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={926-30}
}
Loss of genetic diversity because of infertility or the premature death of valuable individuals is a significant problem in the conservation of rare and endangered felid species, as well as in the maintenance of lines of cats used to study inherited feline and human disease. Attempts to overcome loss of genetic diversity have focused on freezing sperm; however, sperm cannot be collected from immature males. Previously, we reported completion of spermatogenesis in testis tissue from newborn pigs… CONTINUE READING

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