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Effect of oocyte selection, estradiol and antioxidant treatment on in vitro maturation of oocytes collected from prepubertal Boer goats

Author(s): Lihua Lv | Wenbin Yue | Wenzhong Liu | Youshe Ren | Kyung-Bon Lee | George W. Smith

Journal: Italian Journal of Animal Science
ISSN 1594-4077

Volume: 9;
Issue: 1;
Start page: e11;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: In vitro maturation | Oocyte | Prepubertal goat | Estradiol | Antioxidants.

Development of improved procedures for in vitro maturation of oocytes collected from prepubertal goats has applications for in vitro embryo production and accompanying strategies for genetic improvement. The objective of described studies was to determine the effects of oocyte grade, in vitro maturation time, antioxidant supplementation and concentrations of estradiol in the maturation medium on in vitro maturation of oocytes harvested from 1-6 mm follicles present on the ovaries (obtained from an abattoir) of 1-6 month-old prepubertal Boer goats. Rates of progression to metaphase II were greater for grade 1 oocytes (>3 compact layers of cumulus cells and evenly granulated cytoplasm) than grade 2 oocytes (

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