Effects of porcine follicular fluid on male pronucleus formation in porcine oocytes matured in vitro.


Porcine follicular oocytes, collected from antral follicles (2-5 mm in diameter) of gilt ovaries, were matured in vitro with or without porcine follicular fluid (pFF), gonadotrophins (GTH) or fetal calf serum (FCS) for 48 hours at 37 degrees C under 5% CO2 in air, and their ability of male pronucleus (mPN) formation was examined after in vitro fertilization… (More)