Dynamic changes of cumulus-oocyte cell communication during in vitro maturation of porcine oocytes.

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Oocyte maturation is a key issue of current animal biotechnology. This study was designed to examine the morphodynamics of the cumulus-oocyte association during oocyte maturation. Porcine cumulus-oocyte complexes were recovered from slaughterhouse ovaries; matured in vitro for 0, 24, 36, and 44 h; and evaluated by scanning electron microscopy either… (More)

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