Oocyte and embryo quality: effect of origin, culture conditions and gene expression patterns.

@article{Lonergan2003OocyteAE,
  title={Oocyte and embryo quality: effect of origin, culture conditions and gene expression patterns.},
  author={P. Lonergan and D. Rizos and A. Guti{\'e}rrez-Ad{\'a}n and T. Fair and M. Boland},
  journal={Reproduction in domestic animals = Zuchthygiene},
  year={2003},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={
          259-67
        }
}
In general, the majority of immature bovine oocytes fail to develop to the blastocyst stage following maturation, fertilization and culture in vitro. The evidence suggests that while culture conditions during in vitro embryo production can impact on the developmental potential of the early embryo, the intrinsic quality of the oocyte is the key factor determining the proportion of oocytes developing to the blastocyst stage. In addition, evidence suggests that the period of post-fertilization… Expand
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