The equine oocyte: factors affecting meiotic and developmental competence.

@article{Hinrichs2010TheEO,
  title={The equine oocyte: factors affecting meiotic and developmental competence.},
  author={Katrin Hinrichs},
  journal={Molecular reproduction and development},
  year={2010},
  volume={77 8},
  pages={651-61}
}
There is currently much interest in assisted reproduction techniques in the horse, however, many aspects of oocyte maturation, fertilization, and embryo development in the horse differ from those in other species. Because of the close attachment of the equine oocyte to the follicle wall, scraping of the follicle is the most effective method for oocyte recovery. A notable feature of equine oocytes is that those with expanded cumuli (Ex oocytes), which originate from atretic follicles, have… CONTINUE READING

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