Developmental competence of oocytes from prepubertal Bos indicus crossbred cattle.

  title={Developmental competence of oocytes from prepubertal Bos indicus crossbred cattle.},
  author={Luiz S{\'e}rgio Almeida Camargo and Jo{\~a}o Henrique Moreira Viana and Wanderlei Ferreira de S{\'a} and A. M. Ferreira and V R Vale Filho},
  journal={Animal reproduction science},
  volume={85 1-2},
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of age on embryogenic competence of oocytes recovered from Bos indicus crossbred calves and heifers. Cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) were collected from 4- to 7-month-old calves (experiment 1) and from 9- to 14-month-old heifers (experiment 2) during processing at an abattoir. In both experiments cow COCs were used as control. COCs were in vitro matured and fertilized, and the presumptive zygotes co-cultured with cumulus cells until 224 h… CONTINUE READING
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