Oocyte maturation and embryonic failure.

  title={Oocyte maturation and embryonic failure.},
  author={Robert M Moor and Yan-zhi Dai and Chang-Kyu Lee and Josef Fulka},
  journal={Human reproduction update},
  volume={4 3},
Embryonic development is readily compromised by imperfections introduced during the process of oocyte maturation. We discuss the nature and causes of these imperfections, particularly in oocytes exposed to inappropriate hormonal regimes in vivo or to culture systems designed to induce the maturation of oocytes in vitro. The acquisition of developmental… CONTINUE READING