Contribution of the oocyte to embryo quality.

@article{Sirard2006ContributionOT,
  title={Contribution of the oocyte to embryo quality.},
  author={Marc-Andr{\'e} Sirard and François Richard and Patrick Blondin and Claude Robert},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2006},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={126-36}
}
The ability of a bovine embryo to develop to the blastocyst stage, to implant and to generate a healthy offspring is not a simple process. To clarify the importance of the contribution of the oocyte to the embryo quality, it is important to define more precisely the different types of competence expressed by oocytes. The ability to resume meiosis, to cleave upon fertilization to develop into a blastocyst, to induce pregnancy and to generate an healthy offspring are all separate events and… CONTINUE READING

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