In vitro maturation of ovine oocytes using different maturation media: effect of human menopausal serum

Gamete Biology



To compare the effect of human menopausal serum with estrous sheep serum, estrous goat serum, ovine follicular fluid and bovine follicular fluid on in vitro maturation, in vitro fertilization and embryo development of sheep oocytes

Method (s)

Oocytes were treated in culture with different sera and follicular fluids supplemented media to examine effects on embryo development.


Basic culture medium supplemented with human menopausal serum, estrous sheep serum and estrous goat serum supported better rates of in vitro maturation, in vitro fertilization and embryo development. Ovine follicular fluid and bovine follicular fluid supplementations supported similar rates of In vitro maturation, In vitro fertilization and embryo development which were lower than those supported by human menopausal serum, estrous sheep serum, estrous goat serum and control medium.


Human menopausal serum, estrous sheep serum, and estrous goat serum resulted in higher maturation, fertilization and embryo development than ovine follicular fluid, bovine follicular fluid and control media.


Human menopausal serum Ovine Oocyte maturation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Karami Shabankareh
    • 1
  • K. Sarsaifi
    • 2
  • T. Mehrannia
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Animal ScienceRazi UniversityKermanshahIran
  2. 2.Animal Reproduction Physiology, Department of Animal ScienceRazi UniversityKermanshahIran
  3. 3.Department of Anatomy, Medical FacultyUniversity of Medical ScienceKermanshahIran

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