Infectious agents in bovine embryo production: hazards and solutions.

  title={Infectious agents in bovine embryo production: hazards and solutions.},
  author={David A Stringfellow and M. Daniel Givens},
  volume={53 1},
Infectious agents in systems for producing bovine embryos might reduce the number and quality of embryos generated, result in transmission of disease to recipients and offspring, or confound findings of research. Embryo-associated pathogens might also jeopardize human health when the goal of embryo production is creating transgenic animals intended to be a source of pharmaceuticals or organs. This paper addresses risks and resulting hazards of pathogen and microbial contaminant introduction… CONTINUE READING