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Testicular tissue cryopreservation and culture as a tool for the conservation of wild mammals.

Abstract

Cryopreservation of the testicular tissue is a promising tool for assisted reproduction, allowing the storage of fragments containing a large number of germ cells in various stages of development, including undifferentiated spermatogonia that can be cultured, guaranteeing the unlimited production of spermatozoa. In this review, technical aspects related to the processing and applicability of testicular tissue cryopreservation and culture in wild mammals are discussed, highlighting their challenges and perspectives.