Effects of three methods of selection for litter size in mice on pre-implantation embryonic development.

Characteristics of preimplantation embryonic development to Day 3.5 of gestation were evaluated in lines of mice after 21 generations of selection for litter size or components of litter size. Selection criteria were direct selection for number born (LS), selection on an index of ovulation rate and the proportion of ova shed that resulted in fully formed… CONTINUE READING