Nonhuman Primate Models for Egg Transfer
The first mammalian embryo transfer was performed on rabbits by Heape in 1890. Since that time numerous species of laboratory and domestic animals have been added to the list of mammals in which the uterus of one female will accomodate the embryo of another member of the species, maintaining it throughout gestation. This process of reproduction has been applied advantageously for research purposes as well as for genetic improvement of livestock. With the advent of domestic breeding of nonhuman primates and the increased interest in development of specific genetic strains of these animals, it becomes important to develop the most efficient methods possible for making rapid progress in selective breeding of nonhuman primates. Perhaps even more important is the information which can be obtained regarding the safety and efficacy of applying embryo transfer techniques for the treatment of human infertility.
KeywordsEmbryo Transfer Collection Device Nonhuman Primate Model Uterine Lumen Uterine Fundus
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