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Extracorporeal Development of Immature Ovarian Follicles

  • R. G. Gosden
  • N. I. Boland


The number of oocytes stored in the ovarian cortex at the beginning of reproductive life greatly exceeds that required for a lifetime of ovulatory cycles. It is, however, the number of mature cells rather than the much more abundant primordial and growing oocytes that is important for all practical purposes, such as treatment of infertility, animal production technology and investigative work. The oocytes available generally fall far short of needs.


Granulosa Cell Ovarian Follicle Antral Follicle Primordial Follicle Germinal Vesicle 
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  • R. G. Gosden
  • N. I. Boland

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