Genes 2011, 2(1), 152-168; doi:10.3390/genes2010152
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Meiosis in a Bottle: New Approaches to Overcome Mammalian Meiocyte Study Limitations

1 Cytology and Histology Unit, Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology Department, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain 2 Cell Biology and Medical Genetics Unit, Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology Department, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain 3 Farmacology and Physiology Department, School of Medicine, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
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Received: 7 December 2010; in revised form: 13 January 2011 / Accepted: 19 January 2011 / Published: 14 February 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Genetics of Mammalian Meiosis)
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Abstract: The study of meiosis is limited because of the intrinsic nature of gametogenesis in mammals. One way to overcome these limitations would be the use of culture systems that would allow meiotic progression in vitro. There have been some attempts to culture mammalian meiocytes in recent years. In this review we will summarize all the efforts to-date in order to culture mammalian sperm and oocyte precursor cells.
Keywords: meiosis; in vitro; mammals

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Roig, I.; Brieno-Enriquez, M.A.; Caldes, M.G. Meiosis in a Bottle: New Approaches to Overcome Mammalian Meiocyte Study Limitations. Genes 2011, 2, 152-168.

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Roig I, Brieno-Enriquez MA, Caldes MG. Meiosis in a Bottle: New Approaches to Overcome Mammalian Meiocyte Study Limitations. Genes. 2011; 2(1):152-168.

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Roig, Ignasi; Brieno-Enriquez, Miguel Angel; Caldes, Montserrat Garcia. 2011. "Meiosis in a Bottle: New Approaches to Overcome Mammalian Meiocyte Study Limitations." Genes 2, no. 1: 152-168.

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