Spermatogenesis in ferret testis xenografts: a new model.

  title={Spermatogenesis in ferret testis xenografts: a new model.},
  author={Jim C. Gourdon and Alexander J Travis},
  journal={Comparative medicine},
  volume={61 2},
Testis xenografting is both a promising tool to study spermatogenesis and a means to preserve the genetic information and reproductive potential of prepubertal male animals. The present study was conducted to evaluate this technique using testis tissue from domestic ferrets, an important biomedical model and a model for the conservation of small carnivore species. Fresh testis tissue from 8-wk-old ferrets was implanted ectopically under the skin on the backs of castrated nude mice and… CONTINUE READING