The early stages of follicular development: activation of primordial follicles and growth of preantral follicles.

@article{Fortune2003TheES,
  title={The early stages of follicular development: activation of primordial follicles and growth of preantral follicles.},
  author={Joanne E. Fortune},
  journal={Animal reproduction science},
  year={2003},
  volume={78 3-4},
  pages={135-63}
}
Although enormous progress has been made in understanding the events and regulation of the later stages of ovarian follicular development, the early stages of development, to a large extent and particularly in large mammals, remain a mystery. Mechanisms that regulate the initiation of follicular growth (follicle activation) and the ensuing growth and differentiation of preantral follicles are of considerable interest, since their elucidation is a prerequisite to use of the primordial pool to… CONTINUE READING
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