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Genes 2011, 2(1), 152-168; doi:10.3390/genes2010152

Meiosis in a Bottle: New Approaches to Overcome Mammalian Meiocyte Study Limitations

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Received: 7 December 2010 / Revised: 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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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 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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