The earliest stages of folliculogenesis in vitro.

@article{Smitz2002TheES,
  title={The earliest stages of folliculogenesis in vitro.},
  author={Johan E J Smitz and Rita G Cortvrindt},
  journal={Reproduction},
  year={2002},
  volume={123 2},
  pages={
          185-202
        }
}
In recent years several follicle culture systems have been pioneered in different mammalian species for studying ovarian folliculogenesis and culturing immature oocytes. Applications of these in vitro techniques include fertility preservation for humans, conservation of rare animals and development of oocyte banks for research purposes. Immature female gametes in the ovarian cortex can be cryopreserved for later use if culture techniques are available afterwards to promote growth and maturation… CONTINUE READING
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