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Chimaerism in Sheep

  • E. M. Tucker
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Abstract

Freemartins in sheep have only been reported sporadically and evidence of vascular anastomosis during foetal life in sheep has been based upon one or several of the following criteria:
  1. (a)

    Male sexual characteristics in the female member of unlike sexed twins. This intersex is known as a freemartin.

     
  2. (b)

    Direct examination of placentae for vascular anastomosis.

     
  3. (c)

    Acceptance of reciprocal skin grafts.

     
  4. (d)

    Red cell mosaicism.

     

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. M. Tucker
    • 1
  1. 1.Agriculture Research CouncilInstitute of Animal PhysiologyBabraham, CambridgeUK

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