Cryopreservation of gametes is an important tool for the improvement of assisted reproductive technologies. In-depth studies of spermatozoon and oocyte characteristics are required in order to define efficient protocols for the maintenance of viability, including fertilizing and developmental ability, of gametes after thawing. In the domestic cat, semen cryopreservation techniques still produce variable results, the cryopreservation of oocytes is at an experimental level and there have been only a few attempts at cryopreserving gonadal tissue. However, each procedure has generated promising results and has important implications, both for improving reproductive performance of valuable breeds of domestic cats and for conservation of biodiversity in endangered felids by reclamation of valuable male and female germplasm.
|Titolo:||Gamete cryopreservation in the domestic cat|
|Autori interni:||LUVONI, GAIA CECILIA (Primo)|
|Parole Chiave:||Cat; Cryopreservation; Oocyte; Semen; Spermatozoa|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/10 - Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologia Veterinaria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.theriogenology.2006.03.012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|