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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Large-scale in vitro embryo production and pregnancy rates from Bos taurus, Bos indicus, and indicus-taurus dairy cows using sexed sperm
Author: Pontes, JHF
Silva, KCF
Basso, AC
Rigo, AG
Ferreira, CR
Santos, GMG
Sanches, BV
Porcionato, JPF
Vieira, PHS
Faifer, FS
Sterza, FAM
Schenk, JL
Seneda, MM
Abstract: Herein we describe a large-scale commercial program for in vitro production of embryos from dairy Bos taurus, Bos indicus, and indicus-taurus donors, using sexed sperm. From 5,407 OPU, we compared the number of recovered oocytes (n = 90,086), viable oocytes (n = 64,826), and embryos produced in vitro from Gir (Bos indicus, n = 617), Holstein (Bos taurus, n = 180), 1/4 Holstein X 3/4 Gir (n = 44), and 1/2 Holstein-Gir (n = 37) crossbred cows, and the pregnancy rate of recipient cows. Viable oocytes were in vitro matured (24 h at 38.8 degrees C, 5% CO(2) in air) and fertilized by incubating them for 18 to 20 h with frozen-thawed sexed sperm (X-chromosome bearing) from Gir (n = 8) or Holstein (n = 7) sires (2 X 10(6) sperm/dose). Embryos were cultured in similar conditions of temperature and atmosphere as for IVM, with variable intervals of culture (between Days 2 and 5) completed in a portable incubator. All embryos were transferred fresh, after 24 to 72 h of transportation (up to 2,000 km). On average, 16.7 +/- 6.3 oocytes (mean +/- SEM) were obtained per OPU procedure and 72.0% were considered viable. Total and viable oocytes per OPU procedure were 17.1 +/- 4.5 and 12.1 +/- 3.9 for Gir cows, 11.4 +/- 3.9 and 8.0 +/- 2.7 for Holstein cows, 20.4 +/- 5.8 and 16.8 +/- 5.0 for 1/4 Holstein X 3/4 Gir, and 31.4 +/- 5.6 and 24.3 +/- 4.7 for 1/2 Holstein-Gir crossbred females (P < 0.01). The mean number of embryos produced by OPU/IVF and the pregnancy rates were 3.2 (12,243/3,778) and 40% for Gir cows, 2.1(2,426/1,138) and 36% for Holstein cows, 3.9 (1,033/267) and 37% for 1/4 Holstein X 3/4 Gir, and 5.5 (1,222/224), and 37% for 1/2 Holstein-Gir. In conclusion, we compared oocyte yield from two levels of indicus-taurus breeds and demonstrated the efficiency of sexed sperm for in vitro embryo production. Culturing embryos during long distance transportation was successful, with potential for international movement of embryos. (C) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Subject: Oocytes
Embryos
Ovum pick up
IVF
Cattle
Country: EUA
Editor: Elsevier Science Inc
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2010.06.004
Date Issue: 2010
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