Oogonia Stem Cells in Farm Animals

  • Birbal SinghEmail author
  • Gorakh Mal
  • Sanjeev K. Gautam
  • Manishi Mukesh


The oogonia stem cells (OSCs) are the founding female germ stem cells that differentiate into oogonia and oocytes. The OSCs serve as the carrier of genetic information from mother to offspring. The insights from intraovarian transplantation in experimental animals reveal the capacity of OSCs to generate functional oocytes that can be fertilized and support fetal development and birth of offspring.

  • The OSCs are the founding unipotent female germ stem cells

  • They generate oogonia and oocytes that can produce viable offspring.


Oogonia stem cells Germ cells Oocytes Livestock oogonia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Birbal Singh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gorakh Mal
    • 1
  • Sanjeev K. Gautam
    • 2
  • Manishi Mukesh
    • 3
  1. 1.ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Regional StationPalampurIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologyKurukshetra UniversityKurukshetraIndia
  3. 3.Department of Animal BiotechnologyICAR-National Bureau of Animal Genetic ResourcesKarnalIndia

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