Journal article

203TIMING OF IN VITRO OOCYTE MATURATION IN SPRINGBOK (ANTIDORCAS MARSUPIALIS), BLACK WILDEBEEST (CONNECHAETES GNU), BLESBOK (DAMALISCUS DORCUS PHILLIPSI), AND REEDBUCK (REDUNCA ARUNDINUM)

AM Brad, T Spies, F Olivier, M Lane, DK Gardner, P Bartels, RL Krisher

Reproduction, Fertility and Development | CSIRO Publishing | Published : 2004

Abstract

With an increased need for genetic diversity within populations, assisted reproductive technology is becoming an important tool for banking semen and embryos, with the possibility of future AI or embryo transfer between distant populations. Previous research has demonstrated that the broad approach of applying bovine IVM/F/C protocols to African antelope is inefficient for embryo production. The purpose of this study was to determine the timing of oocyte maturation (to telophase or metaphase II) in vitro in springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis; n=84), black wildebeest (Connechaetes gnu; n=18), blesbok (Damaliscus dorcus phillipsi; n=9), and reedbuck (Redunca arundinum; n=1). Ovaries were collec..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers

Citation metrics