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Recently, the conception rates after artificial insemination have been pointed out to decline continuously. To overcome this problem, the control of frozen and thawed sperm quality is required. However, the mechanism of bovine sperm functional regulation is still largely unknown. In mammals, the...

Author(s)
Umezu, K.; Hiradate, Y.; Oikawa, T.; Ishiguro, H.; Numabe, T.; Hara, K.; Tanemura, K.
Publisher
Society for Reproduction and Development, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Journal of Reproduction and Development, 2016, 62, 4, pp 409-414
Abstract

Background: Conception is a fundamental trait for successful cattle reproduction. However, conception rates in Japanese Black cattle have been gradually declining over the last two decades. Although conception failures are mainly caused by embryonic mortality, the role of maternal genetic factors...

Author(s)
Sasaki, S.; Ibi, T.; Akiyama, T.; Fukushima, M.; Sugimoto, Y.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Genomics, 2016, 17, 968, pp (24 November 2016)