Growth of Domesticated Animal Embryos in Vitro

  • Raymond W. WrightJr.
  • James V. O’Fallon


Early culture systems for sustaining the development of embryos from domesticated animals, e. g., bovine, ovine and porcine, were of two kinds that were designed to meet different objectives. The first system was for long-term culture (days) whereby various media, atmospheres and embryo handling techniques could be studied. The second was a short-term culture system (hours) in which embryos could be held before being transferred to recipient females.


Mouse Embryo Zona Pellucida Blastocyst Stage Endometrial Cell Blastocyst Formation 
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  • Raymond W. WrightJr.
    • 1
  • James V. O’Fallon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Animal SciencesWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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