DNA synthesis and distribution in parthenogenetic bovine embryos.


Parthenogenetically activated, in vitro-matured bovine oocytes and parthenogenotes obtained at 2 to 4 days post activation were analyzed by 3H-thymidine autoradiography for the timing of the S-phase and for distribution of newly replicated DNA, respectively. Spread pronuclear parthenogenotes revealed that the DNA synthesis in electrically stimulated oocytes commenced at 14 h post activation. At 20 to 24 h, a maximum number of labeled pronuclei was reached (25 to 38%), and DNA synthesis persisted in some parthenogenotes up to 30 h post activation. The DNA labeling detected on semi-thin sections showed that the distribution of newly synthesized DNA in the nuclei of 3- to 16-cell parthenogenotes was mostly irregular or abnormal, documenting that the apparent morphological normalcy of parthenogenotes was in contrast to the data concerning the DNA synthesis and distribution.

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@article{Landa1995DNASA, title={DNA synthesis and distribution in parthenogenetic bovine embryos.}, author={Vladim{\'i}r Landa and V{\'a}clay Kope{\vc}ny}, journal={Theriogenology}, year={1995}, volume={43 5}, pages={871-81} }