Analysis of Culture Media for In Vitro Fertilization and Criteria for Success

  • Barry D. Bavister


In mammals, fertilization takes place in a protected and well-controlled environment within the oviduct. Due to the obvious difficulty of studying fertilization in situ,in vitro fertilization techniques have been utilized in an attempt to understand this crucial stage of embryonic development. In these procedures, the male and female gametes are brought together in a suspending medium that is intended to provide satisfactory conditions for sperm penetration, fertilization, and cleavage to occur.


Follicular Fluid Zona Pellucida Sperm Concentration Acrosome Reaction Mammalian Oocyte 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry D. Bavister
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  1. 1.Wisconsin Regional Primate Research CenterMadisonUSA

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