Basic physiology of follicular maturation in the pig.

  title={Basic physiology of follicular maturation in the pig.},
  author={George Robert Foxcroft and Morag G. Hunter},
  journal={Journal of reproduction and fertility. Supplement},
The pig is an excellent animal in which to study the control of folliculogenesis in a polytocous species, and particularly to examine the inter-relationships between follicles from the same animal. Follicle recruitment occurs from the proliferating pool, and various studies suggest that this recruitment occurs between Days 14 and 16 of the oestrous cycle. The growth of follicles selected for ovulation is associated with rapid atresia of smaller follicles and a block to their replacement in the… CONTINUE READING


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