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Laboratory production of cattle embryos.

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This second edition of Laboratory Production of Cattle Embryos reviews advances in embryo production technology, with emphasis on the common ground between cattle and human embryology. The 10 chapters discuss developments in embryo in vitro production (IVP) technology, the oestrous cycle, oocyte recovery, oocyte maturation, sperm capacitation, in vitro fertilization, culture and evaluation of early cattle embryos, embryo and oocyte preservation, establishing pregnancies with IVP embryos and embryos and oocytes in research and commerce. Appendices that present embryo production protocols, preparation of culture media, cryopreservation procedures and various sources of information concerning in vitro production and transfer of cattle embryos are also included, as well as an index and a list of tables and figures. This book will be of interest to those working in areas of animal breeding and reproduction and in animal and veterinary science.

Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Developments in embryo in vitro production (IVP) technology. Author(s): Gordon, I.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 42) The bovine oestrous cycle and associated events. Author(s): Gordon, I.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 79) Recovering the bovine oocyte. Author(s): Gordon, I.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 112) Maturing the oocyte. Author(s): Gordon, I.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 158) Capacitating bovine sperm. Author(s): Gordon, I.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 176) In vitro fertilization. Author(s): Gordon, I.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 220) Culturing and evaluating the early bovine embryo. Author(s): Gordon, I.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 277) Preservation of embryos and oocytes. Author(s): Gordon, I.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 303) Establishing pregnancies with IVP embryos. Author(s): Gordon, I.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 322) Embryos and oocytes in research and commerce. Author(s): Gordon, I.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Animal Science and Production, University College Dublin, Dublin, Irish Republic.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2003
  • ISBN
  • 0851996663
  • Record Number
  • 20033162568