Up date of in vitro production of porcine embryos

Takashi Nagai, Hiroaki Funahashi, Koji Yoshioka, Kazuhiro Kikuchi

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There have been intensive attempts to establish reliable in vitro maturation (IVM) and fertilization (IVF) methods in pigs. Although a great deal of progress has been made, current IVM -IVF systems still suffer from a low rate and poor quality of in vitro produced embryos. In this review, we will review the recent studies about IVM-IVF of porcine oocytes and the in vitro culture (IVC) system, especially modified in vitro production (IVP) system that produces high quality of porcine blastocysts. We then try to suggest practical ways to solve the problems mentioned above in the pigs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2565-2573
Number of pages9
JournalFrontiers in Bioscience
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Embryo
  • In Vitro Culture
  • In Vitro Fertilization
  • In Vitro Maturation
  • Oocyte
  • Pig
  • Review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)


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