Cryo-survival and development of bovine blastocysts are enhanced by culture with recombinant albumin and hyaluronan.


Recombinant albumin can be used to supplement culture medium for the maturation and fertilization of bovine oocytes and subsequent embryo development to the blastocyst stage. Recombinant albumin was able to support blastocyst development at rates equivalent to that of bovine serum albumin (BSA) supplemented media. Supplementation of media containing… (More)